Samsung has released its new DeX app for PC and Mac that turns any computer into a DeX workstation when a Galaxy Note 10 device is connected. That's a big deal for DeX, but it's a feature that I've seen many people online call "useless" and "unnecessary." So I'm curious, what do you think about the Samsung DeX app? Would you use DeX in place of your native operating system on your PC?

I think a lot of people branding the DeX app as useless assume it's designed to outright replace Windows or macOS on whatever device it's installed on, but that's not what it's for. Samsung DeX for PC and Mac is designed primarily as another way to access your phone while using your PC. The DeX environment lets you run any Android app on you phone directly on your PC without needing to remote in to the device.

Hands-on with the new Samsung DeX app for Windows 10

It can also prove useful for when you have documents or photos on your phone that you want to view on your laptop, without actually transferring the files off of your phone. With DeX, you can open the document, and edit it in an environment designed for the larger screen with a keyboard and mouse, without having to manually transfer the document or photo to your PC first.

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I do think DeX's use case is for a niche audience, but I don't think it's totally unnecessary. It has its uses, and that's why it exists. What are your thoughts on the Samsung DeX app? Answer our poll and let us know in the comments.

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