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How Samsung DeX and Citrix Are Changing Mobile Computing

While the mobile phone has certainly become the primary device for a lot of business users who are on the go, most of us still lug around a laptop between the office, home and wherever else we work. As much as we’d like to go “mobile-only,” there are some tasks that are just easier to do with a bigger screen, a keyboard and a mouse. Enter Samsung DeX.

“The phone used to not be considered powerful enough,” said Steve Sieron, senior alliance manager, Citrix Systems, at Gartner’s 2017 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida. “At times, you need to work on applications with a bigger screen.”

Samsung DeX solves that problem, allowing the user to dock their Galaxy S8 or Note8 smartphone and immediately launch a desktop experience on a connected monitor, keyboard and mouse. “[Samsung] is putting together the best of what the mobile device can do, but realizing there are times people need that secure delivery of business apps and data in a full-screen view,” explained Sieron.

In introducing DeX, Samsung has collaborated closely with Citrix to extend the experience further to virtual desktops. Citrix customers can simply launch their Receiver app from inside DeX to access all their desktops, all powered by their phone.

Learn more about the best five features of Samsung DeX.

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