VMware brings full Windows desktop to docked Samsung Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8

As part of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, VMware has announced it will be taking advantage of the S8’s Desktop eXperience dock (DeX Dock) to offer enterprise users a full desktop experience through the new flagship phone.

Out of the box, the docked S8 runs Android in full-screen mode and the user experience depends very much on how optimised the apps are for a desktop mode and today very few are. VMware Horizon will allow access to a full Windows virtual desktop delivered with all the management features of VMware Workspace One.

“VMware and Samsung share a common vision of helping Galaxy S8 end-users experience the full capabilities of the device while delivering an elegant end-user experience,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “Our expanded partnership will further enable business end-users to remain productive by delivering a unified digital workspace experience that offers continuity whether they are using the mobile device from a desk connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, or in the palm of their hands using touch and gesture interactions – elevating the experience of mobile workers to the next level.”

Together with VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon, the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone with Samsung DeX can deliver a common digital workspace experience when end-users access their Windows desktops and applications in the office, or Windows, mobile and cloud applications on-the-go. The Workspace ONE solution integrates application and access management, unified endpoint management and virtual desktop and application delivery. This integration helps organizations evolve silo-ed cloud and mobile investments, and unify the end-user experience across devices using a platform-based approach. The end-user experience is further simplified and secured through a common identity framework using single sign-on authentication and corporate information is secured in the data center through Horizon or on the device using Samsung Knox and industry-leading solution, VMware AirWatch®.

“The successful collaboration between Samsung and VMware over the years with VMware AirWatch has helped many customers across the globe embrace BYO and enterprise mobility,” said Kevin Gilroy, executive vice president and general manager, Commercial Division, Samsung. “This extension of our partnership into the delivery of virtual desktop and applications through digital workspaces with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung DeX will further customer choice in best-of-breed technology.”

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