Every Android hides a modified Linux kernel inside, but most users do not have the ability to run a regular Linux distribution on their devices. Samsung plans to offer such a feature, including a Linux desktop.
Samsung has announced that it will soon be able to run Linux distributions, including a Linux desktop. It is developing an application called "Linux on Galaxy" that allows users to run a popular distribution using the same core that runs Android.
This feature can be used in conjunction with the Samsung DeX docking station, which is available for Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8 + devices. On the go, the phone will work as usual, it will be connected to the large display, keyboard and mouse after it is inserted into the docking station and will become a full-featured computer on which you can also run a Linux desktop.
By using Linux on Galaxy, users can run different Linux distributions of their choice. Whenever they need a feature that will not be available on the smartphone, they will be able to switch to an application and run any program in a Linux environment, Samsung explains.
However, the target group of this solution is mainly developers who can benefit from the fact that they carry their work environment with them. They will be able to follow up on their upgraded project anytime and anywhere.
According to Samsung, everything is still in the early stages of development, no dates or approximate estimates have yet been announced. It is possible to subscribe to news about the entire Linux project on Samsung phones.
For Linux enthusiasts it is certainly good news, having the ability to combine Android with a Linux desktop can be useful for some users. But now it's possible to do this with regular laptops with Android emulators, or with Terux, which allows you to use Linux distribution within a normal (non-rooted) Android.
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