OnLive Desktop app now brings Windows 7 to Android

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OnLive Desktop, the app that first wowed iPad users back in January with its ability to give full control of a remotely accessed Windows 7 PC, is now available for Android tablets too.

Those using an Android tablet can now link the app up with their Windows 7 PCs at home, giving them full access to their computers, as well as the ability to open and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe Reader files remotely.

OnLive Desktop also makes use of cloud-enhanced transfer speeds of up to a gigabit, which allows for stutter free streaming and navigation of your Windows 7 computer from the tablet, regardless of your home Wi-Fi speeds. See it in action in the video below:

Both the iPad and Android apps are currently only available in the US, though a UK launch is promised shortly.

For US readers, pricing is as follows: Desktop Standard edition is free, while Desktop Plus is $4.99 per month and Desktop Pro is launching soon at $9.99 along with 50GB of cloud storage. An Enterprise version for businesses is also set to launch soon.

To grab the Android App, click here. If you’re still hunting down the iPad app, you can find that here.

Gerald Lynch
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