Wireless DeX connection is apparently in the works, so fingers crossed for the Galaxy S10

Wireless DeX connection is apparently in the works, so fingers crossed for the Galaxy S10
Smartphones may have altogether replaced larger computers for many people, but others would still like to be able to seamlessly switch between a mobile and desktop experience for both fun and work.

Quite a few companies have tried different methods of making that connection as smooth as possible over the past decade or so, but unfortunately, Microsoft halted all Continuum experiments when throwing in the Windows Mobile towel, while Razer has yet to bring Project Linda to market. 

That leaves Samsung totally relaxed to play around with the DeX concept, which was introduced to the public roughly 18 months ago with a pretty rudimentary Galaxy S8 docking station.

The concept evolved when a DeX Pad was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S9, turning the phone into a touchpad capable of interacting with an external monitor in new and exciting ways.

The Galaxy Note 9 took things to the next level by requiring just a USB-C to HDMI dongle to transform a “dumb” display into a full-fledged PC, and at some point in the not-so-distant future, Samsung phones may not even need a cable to tap into DeX mode.

You don’t have to take our word for granted, as a Samsung Community moderator recently confirmed talks with company developers regarding this very topic. As it turns out, a “wireless connection for DeX” is already in the works, but unsurprisingly, “a few improvements” still “need to be made” before the implementation is deemed ready for primetime.

There’s currently no timeline for when that might happen, and no word on the nature of challenges faced by devs in refining the wireless experience, but if you ask us, this sounds like a perfect anniversary-edition Galaxy S10 selling point. It wouldn’t be a major new feature, but any small step forward is welcomed as we inch closer to the dream of “one device to rule them all.”

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16 Comments

1. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Cross your fingers In Samsung, to let you put inside your new phones ( especially in Samsung Galaxy S10) Super Battery, Big Memory - basic 8/128GB, your three cameras to be with IOS,the price will be competitive with other flagships, or else you will continue next year to go in villages and giving free phones.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

at this point.... you're almost replacing computers with a phone fully with better mobility and camera function.... how do you expect price to be so much lower than that of a laptop? we ask for more on these phones each year and expect the price to be low, at some point the features will just have to stop for us to get the price we want.

8. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

First : we do not replacing computers with a phone..Second : Samsung must stop overpricing her phones ( Samsung does not have monopoly in this market to have this possibility - Android, lots of alternatives). If Samsung continues to offer garbage phones, for diamond's prices, I see Samsung continuing to give phones for free.

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

that had absolutely nothing to with what i said nor what this article is implying... on a day to day basis the need for a dedicated computer is becoming less and less. From medical to construction the need for a connected device is what is driving the need for these mobile devices to replace a full fledged computer.... (iOS or android) but do continue with your slew of samsung hate as it doesn't even pertain to the advancement of technology that every company is striving to do... you are a waste

10. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The matter with Samsung, its not to be advanced in technology, but to make money, with no technology. And everyone who tells the truth as I do, You attacking him. So the waste is you. And keep your crap phones.Anyway nobody buyes them. You keep giving them for free in the villages with name Appel or something.

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you still dont understand.... i have both and use both extensively, i've even used windows mobile last year just to experience what are it's true limitations.... you are taking it personal and can not add anything of significance to this discussion... check your facts on how many units of smart phones samsung delivers compared to apple.... then compare android as a whole compared to apple... you are clearly delusional

16. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

how much money do you earned, to writing this bulls**t?

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Waiting, you. Bit"chen about 2 expe sive phonea they make when they have cheaper options?

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I actually hope for this to be part of Microsoft’s Andromeda phone , mobile on the go with full streamed win32 desktop available

3. hjl2345

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

If this works out the way I hope it would, this would be a really cool feature to have on a Samsung phone like Samsung pay. No more need to connect a phone to an HDMI cable, just have every work/entertainment stream seamlessly to a device/screen of your choice sounds awesome. No need for cables or Chromecasts.

14. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The issue with wireless is using a standard display. Which is why you need a cabme or dock. So. If you go to a place thst doesn't have a tv and you don't have a cable, then you can't use it. So as long as it still supports the dock and cable and do wireless too, then that would be awesome.

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

The Real 10th anniversary edition ....is shaping up.

6. CableTelcontar

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

How many wireless devices can be connected to a single phone? DeX, mouse, keyboard, wifi, bluetooth handsfree, smartphone? All at once?

13. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I believe BT allows up to 5 devices on BT5 and it also depends on device type.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Continuum was wireless-capable from the get go. What's the hold up?

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Samsung phones already have wireless display tech builtin. I connect to my TV all the time. The docks were simply failed attempts at money grabs. It could have been wireless to begin with. All you have to do is connect to a TV bias Smart Connext and then DEX should be an icon that makes it launch as if you plugged the phone to a dock or used a cable. Tye downside to wireless of course is distance, making the cable a. Etter option, especially if you use a mouse and keyboard too. Thanks to DEX I no longer carry my Surface as I have enough storage for all my docs and any Visio I need, I simply make them PDFs and being able to show the needed info without a PC is awesome. DEX is a cool idea for those who ca. Use it. But I still rhi k it's gimmicky for the majority. I think Samsung could have included the needed cable though, which probably could get more users to try using it. Even if the vast majority wouldn't buy the cable. I mean the cable cost less than $5 to make.

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