Earlier this month, Samsung launched the new Galaxy Note 10. Along with the Note 10, Samsung announced some sweet upgrades to DeX, which lets users get a desktop-like experience from their Galaxy phones.
With the Note 10, Samsung is taking DeX a step further with stronger integration with Windows and Mac. The company is letting Note 10 users connect to their Windows or Mac device via a USB, and open up DeX on their existing computer. From there, you will be able to drag-and-drop files from your Windows/Mac device into your phone via DeX, and even use your device’s keyboard and mouse to control DeX itself.
The new integration requires users to download a Samsung DeX app, which is supposed to available for download once the Note 10 starts shipping on August 23rd. But as spotted by XDA Developers, the new Samsung DeX app is already live on Samsung’s servers. You can download the app right now on your Windows or Mac device, but you will obviously need a compatible device like the Note 10 to actually use it.
Samsung does note that the new app is only available for Windows 7, Windows 10, and macOS 10.13 or newer devices. If you are getting a Note 10 later this week, you should probably download and install the new DeX app for Windows from here and for Mac from here (warning: it’s a direct download link) so it’s ready for when the device arrives.