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Samsung finally adds DeX support to Galaxy Fold with November security patch

The Galaxy Fold is finally starting to receive Samsung DeX functionality. (Source: Notebookcheck)
The Galaxy Fold is finally starting to receive Samsung DeX functionality. (Source: Notebookcheck)
Samsung has given Galaxy Fold users a small Christmas present with its second significant update for the device since it went on sale a couple of months ago. It raised the security patch level to November while also adding Samsung’s DeX functionality which was absent at launch.

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The Galaxy Fold is a breakthrough device that previews the future of mobile devices with its cutting edge foldable Super AMOLED Infinity Flex display taking center stage. On the plus side, it gives the device a unique ability to transform from a compact smartphone into a small tablet. On the downside, that necessitated some custom software tweaks to take full advantage of its hybrid capabilities, pushing back its eventual update to Android 10 into late Q1 2020 at the earliest.

Samsung, however, isn’t completely neglecting Galaxy Fold owners. It has just started rolling out the second significant update to the device bringing Samsung’s DeX desktop computer functionality to the device that is typically standard on all of its flagship devices. For the unfamiliar, Samsung DeX allows users to plug the device into an external monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like user experience. The latest version is also compatible with most Windows laptops.

The latest Android Pie build that includes DeX goes by the build number F900FXXU2ASKB for the 4G models and F900FXXU2ASKD/F900FXXU2ASKB for the 5G variants. If there is a Samsung smartphone tailor made for being a quasi-desktop powerhouse, it is the Galaxy Fold. It is a great way to take advantage of its massive 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1291 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-12-25 (Update: 2019-12-25)