At times when working from home/remotely is becoming increasingly important, your Samsung Electronics smartphone with DeX or Motorola smartphone with Ready For might be the answer.
Now Crosscall have a solution and you can even use Android Desktop mode on other devices too.
With many variants of Windows 10 going End of Life in October 2025 and up to 43% of Windows 10 devices unable to support Windows 11 (TPM/CPU), there may be a way you don't need to go out and buy a completely new PC or laptop - just some peripherals.
For around £60.00/$80.00 or less plus a wireless keyboard/mouse, you can plug your Samsung S8 & later, Note 8 & later or Motorola G100, 200, Edge 20 Pro, Edge Plus or Edge 30 pro into your TV. Crosscall have also added this feature to their Core-X5 and Core-Z5 devices.
You can even enable Android Desktop mode in Android 10 and later and use it wirelessly or where the device supports USB-C 3.1 Gen 1/2 and DisplayPort over USB-C, via a wired connection. This is true of devices such as the Fairphone 4 (full apps) and Microsoft Duo (RDP only).
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If your company uses Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Workspaces, @Awingu & @BlackBerry Access, Citrix
Windows Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 or Azure Virtu al Desktop, you can enjoy full Windows application access.
More information about Windows 365 can be found here including a free trial: Windows 365 (microsoft.com)
With VMware Horizon, it's also possible to have a Windows virtual desktop spanning 2 external monitors using Samsung DeX.
Samsung DeX, Motorola Ready For and Crosscall X-Space are inbuilt into the smartphones and will activate when you plug them into a compatible USB-C & DisplayPort dock or display with USB-C.
For Video Conferencing applications, vendors such as WebEx now support using some external USB web/conferencing cameras so you can turn your smartphone into a huddle room or even use your TV with webcam for video conferencing purposes.
There a now an increasing number of ways you can have a fully mobile DeX or Ready For solution, all from your smartphone including using increasingly numerous 15.6" touchscreen displays with USB-C connectivity - just add an Bluetooth keyboard with touchpad and the touchscreen or lapdocks - essentially a portable touchscreen 1080P display in a laptop chassis complete with keyboard, touchpad and battery.
The latest Samsung smartphones feature Wireless DeX and Motorola smartphones, Wireless Ready For - this enables the smartphone to be connected to the display wirelessly so you can now turn your TV into your PC - just add a Bluetooth keyboard & touchpad!