Onlive Desktop Lands On Android Devices
Cloud based gaming service OnLive announced on Thursday the launch of the company's free desktop virtualisation application, aimed specifically at Android tablet users.
OnLive Desktop is essentially a virtual Windows 7 desktop with access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Reader. It's available for the Apple iPad and select Android tablets in Standard and Plus versions, with a Pro version coming later. We'll go over the free, OnLive Desktop Standard for Android tablets in this tutorial.
To get started with OnLive Desktop for Android tablets, you'll first need to create an account from . Unfortunately, you can't just create an account from within the app.
After installing the app from the , log in to the OnLive Desktop app from your Android tablet. You'll see the virtual Windows 7 desktop and shortcuts to the Office programs.
Using the virtual keyboard or a physical Bluetooth keyboard, create and save new files to the documents folder.
Once OnLive Desktop has synchronized the files, you can download them by logging in to . You can also upload files to your OnLive Desktop storage from the same site.
That's it. The Android version of OnLive Desktop not only supports Bluetooth keyboards, but Bluetooth mice (left-click only) as well. Also keep in mind that OnLive Desktop for Android is currently only supported on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, ASUS Eee TF101, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, and HTC Jetstream.
Source : PCW
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