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Samsung is introducing Samsung DeX that – when combined with Citrix Receiver – converts the new Samsung Galaxy S8 into a desktop environment including an optimized UI for multi-tasking a desktop environment with keyboard and mouse support, resizable window capabilities, a task bar, pop-up notifications and more.
The combination of Citrix and Samsung DeX unboxes the phone and provides employees with secure access to their digital workspace and all of the business apps and data they need to get their work done. Samsung exclusively showcased Citrix in Samsung DeX demos with XenApp and XenDesktop and Citrix Receiver to media, customers and analysts during the Samsung Unpacked event at the Samsung B2B Analyst Day in New York City.
In addition to the preferred solution that combines Citrix innovation with Samsung DeX, Citrix also offers support and integration for Samsung devices that include XenMobile enterprise mobility management, security features and secure virtual access to apps and desktops through XenApp and XenDesktop, and support for Secure Apps with Samsung Knox at the native Android OS layer.
Citrix XenMobile also supports new Samsung capability known as Enterprise Firmware- Over-The-Air (E-FOTA). Samsung E-FOTA enables IT admins to take greater control over when devices get updated, as well as what version is updated. This Samsung capability provides IT with native device control without sacrificing user flexibility.
“While many people use their smartphones for business, they usually turn to a laptop or desktop when they need to use Windows or browser-based apps, said Maribel Lopez, founder and principal analyst, Lopez Research.
“Even though VDI or app virtualization lets them run Windows applications on their smartphone, the Windows experience does not always translate well to a small touchscreen. To address this issue, vendors have worked to develop solutions that make it easier to connect smartphones to a keyboard, mouse and a monitor. The solution that succeeds has significant market potential.”