No ethernet port .. most of the apps I tried did not work or were very buggy .. including Chrome
and most Google apps,
No access to business backends (MS AD).
Nice idea, but it is still at version 1.?? in my opionon!
Ive used the Dex for awhile now. It has kept me from going out amd buying a laptop so far. Very useful. I only wish they would make it so the sound output would be on the TV instead of the phone's speakers.
Hell yeah I'm down for a DEX if it'll allow me to do all the things my laptop can do such as writing documents, printing (wired or wireless to a network and USB), using the browser, playing games, working on CAD, pictures/movies etc. It's nice you can plug in a keyboard but does it work with a mouse too?
Here's an idea for the Dex platform:
Keep the ability to connect directly to a monitor and whatnot, that is fine. Add the capability to connect the Dex device to a PC or Mac. New software will be needed to effectively remotely control and stream the device's session to this new application.It will definitely require USB-C connectivity for the best graphical experience.
They need to try to do the laptop thing that Razer is doing. I feel like it'd be much more useful as people are more inclined to be using their own laptops out and about rather than random monitors as desktops.
Dex-like desktop functionality should just be built into vanilla Android... I don't want to use something that requires me to always have a Samsung phone in order to use it... If this was an Android thing instead of a Samsung thing, it would have a lot more support and be way more realistic as a desktop replacement. Especially if they added Linux desktop support (like Samsung is planning to do with decent).
I love how they failed at trying to play Final Fantasy lol. They had to skip the cutscenes and even after all that they didn't have the download complete. You could see the guy in the video chuckle when he realized they should just give up.
I hope other phone and pc makers take this and run away with it. This is a great idea, already for most people, their phone is more powerful than their laptop or desktop i know mine is. This turns a cell phone into every electronic you need. camera, computer, phone, and more. I cant see apple developing this though
Projector-keyboard in the dock would make sense here. Also, all you need is a very solid storage read/write speed in the phone. Screens should have processing powers built in in the future, as well as ram and gpu. Everyone will have their phone containing their desktop and files ready to plug in at Starbucks, schools, work, airports, airplanes...etc.
It’s hard to cram up everything in a phone and expect a normal experience, but a fast ssd is not a lot to ask for, for now.
I own the regular DeX Dock and the Note 8. I can tell you that plugged into a 55" 4k Samsung TV, it's a powerful experience. However, I rarely use it; and have never taken it with me on a business trip because of the need to bring a keyboard... I think this new pad idea is cool
So, what happens to video conference call while on the new Dex pad? Is it still there? The old Dex station set up has the phone's camera pointed at the user, this new Dex pad has the phone's camera pointed at the ceiling.
Motorola did this 10 years ago and at face value... was a better system.. It was before its time. I love Samsung, I have the Note 8 and S9+. I connect my Note 8 to smart tv using Screeshare... I connect a bluetooth keyboard to my note 8 and in portrait mode...I've got all this without the wires.
As I get older Nd getting in to my 30s, I feel that I don't need a gaming pc and don't need a hefty stereo system plugged in. This lefs me pass wifh just a monitor, and wireless keyboard mouse. Even if I want to game I got a ps4 and game on cell phone mostly.
I also belive they can add more components in to the dock. As in dock having extra ram and better video card for better video and gaming experience when plugged in to docking station. Will also help with enterprise as I'm in I.T.
Will definitely look in to this.
So the only difference is that the phone lays flat. I can't imagine using the screen for a mouse and keyboard Why not include a small mouse and keyboard!!! I thought they said this thing was gonna be wireless btw? =\
just got the Oreo update for my S8+ which I've been using as my main computer for the better part of a year thanks to the dex station, but for someone like me who already has the full setup, there's not too much of a reason to buy this version over what already works. If I wanted to use the thing in multiple rooms for whatever reason, this would definitely be more convenient, but for now, just not worth the upgrade. Plus old dex has the 2K output option now on the S8 and old dock so that main selling point is already here for me.
Still seems like at a certain point it makes more sense to just get some cheap laptop or something. The only thing these kinds of hubs provide is you don't have to sync data I guess, which sounds more like a software solution than hardware.
If Samsung makes the Dexpad work with any computer, I think Samsung will make this product more valuable and more profitable.
Samsung would make money from the pad itself, a small charge for a dev kit, and maybe even if they play their cards right, their phones.
Biggest Problem: It will shorten the (already short) life of the battery. So if you use your Phone continuosly AND the dex pad, i say in a year the battery capacity will decrease dramatically. For this scenario a phone with a swappable battery would be perfect . Good old times...
The old one was still pretty versatile , it folds flat ish and could fit into a decent sized pocket ,
the old one also has the option of an on screen keyboard( no doubt the newey would too) , so really all you need is dex station , cable , and bt mouse , you could always get one of those rubber fold up keyboards to throw in your back pack for a better experience .
I like the look of the new one just for the fact you can use the headphone jack ,
This is a win .
I have the original Dex dock and the main thing I love about it is the ability to use a "real" mouse.
I don't really like to use touch pads, and use them only when I have to (like for a laptop or phone), and having the ability to use screen on the phone as touchpad isn't a compelling enough reason to forgo the ethernet jack the original Dex dock has.
I'd much rather they release the "Linux on Galaxy" app they've been showing off to people.
Behold, Iphone will soon copy this Dex feature and possibly vr and they'll make it sound like they're the first one to do it just like how they did with:
-Dual lens cam
-no headphn jack
Legitimately would use this if I could afford a flagship Samsung phone. That is the main downside to these devices. I wish they would make them compatible with other phones as long as you have the right specs like 2 gigs of ram and 16 gigs of storage or such.
Also I use speech to text for everything. Even writing this. So I would ether use the phone as a trackpad or just use a wireless mouse if I was watching Netflix on a tv or such.
"Still things need to be addressed... you still need a monitor" Really now? Why shouldn't you need a monitor? Perhaps you expect the phone to expand into one? This is revolutionary and groundbreaking but still everyone refuses to see it as such.
Quem usa o monitor de lado em relação ao teclado? design errado. o celular deveria ficar deitado em relação ao teclado. e não em pé. Não gostei. os conectores deveriam ficar na parte mais larga do dispositivo.
I will used daily. If they allow me to use other phone that is not Samsung. The conept looks usefull to be use as chromeboock at whome. Specially on a TV that has 55". also for playing on the Android. since the Nvidia shield box is good for streaming but not for gamming
Alex Saw i agreed with you that having a device with no jack and make me listen to wireless headphone that cost way more money and doesnt sound half as good and can be easily lost if it is a earbud and having a powerful chips that you will not use it to its full potential and screen with inferior quality with a barely customizable os that will slow your phone down every year all for the low low cost beginning at just around $600 is a great deal.
I agree with the joke, I get it.
As a product line though, I doubt it. The reason IMO is that Apple will weigh this capability as something that could potentially take-away or steal sales numbers from other Apple products, such as Macbooks or iPads. And we know Apple works at keeping iOS and Mac OS as complementary products to each other but never replicating as possible.
I have a Dex that I use with my Note8 and I really do like it but dont use it all that much. I would much rather see the Dex or a version of it that plugs into your PC and opens a VM instead of haveing a deadicated monitor. I know that this is not the intent of the device but I would use my Dex every day if that was the case. Having multiple montiors on my PC this feature would be perfect.
Not interested in this. I had a great Note 2, connected to a monitor, exHD, mouse and keyboard (at both work and at home), via the "Smart Media Dock", which all worked fine. Then i, ahem, upgraded" to the Note 8 and Dex dock and it was WORSE than the Note 2. The dock is enclosed, so you can't have a case with a folding cover. The dock has no audio jack, so you can't use it to charge with and just connect to external speakers WITHOUT a monitor. The DEX software is broken, as you cannot click on any of the "x" icons to minimise ANY windows.
In mirror mode, the screen will NOT display in full screen on any monitor, meaning there will always be either a black frame around videos, or you will have ugly black bars at the top or bottom of the screen (which is mad as this doesn't happen if you miracast the screen via bluetooth to a monitor). Some "optimised" full screen apps, like "Aquamail" also stretch past the horizontal limits of the screen, meaning that you can't access some options on the far left of the screen as they are cut off.
Finally, on most browsers, email apps and parts of Google Play, you can no longer scroll verically up/down the screen via holding the left mouse button and moving the pointer up or down. You HAVE to use two fingers on a touch pad or a mouse crolling wheel. this also means you can no longer hold down the left mouse button with the pointer over hyperlinks/etc to bring up "save link", "open in new window", etc. It also makes copying and pasting almost impossible too.
All in all, the DEX dock and Galaxy Note * are actually WORSE than the Note 2 and Smart Media Dock when it comes to media playback and productivity. Do NOT get them OR this new version, especially as there are cheaper Chinese phones that allow the phone to be used as a mousepad (when connected to an external monitor) WITHOUT any extra, pricey peripherals.
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