Samsung has reportedly sent out emails to a relatively small number of its customers that it’s shutting down the Linux on DeX (aka Linux on Galaxy) beta program. The South Korean company warned users that it would no longer provide support for the program for future operating systems and devices.
Samsung also said that its Android 10 update won’t support using the open source OS as a desktop environment. It’s not clear yet as to why the tech giant decided to end its Linux on DeX beta program after only 11 months of its launch. Remember Samsung joined hands with Canonical last year on this app to turn your phone into a PC.
Here’s what Samsung said as reported by 9to5Google:
Thank you for supporting Linux on DeX Beta. The development of Linux on DeX was all thanks to customer interest and valuable feedback. Unfortunately, we are announcing the end of our beta program, and will no longer provide support on future OS and device releases.
NOTE: Linux on DeX will not be supported on Android 10 Beta. Once you update your device to Android OS 10, you will not be able to perform a version rollback to Android Pie. If you decide to update your device to Android 10 Beta, we recommend backing up data before updating.