Mar 3, 2012

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OnLive Now On Android

OnLive Now On Android

A little while back, OnLive showed off an app for the iPad that basically allowed you to access your Windows 7 desktop. That very same app is now available on the iOS’s rival platform, Android. The OnLive Desktop app will run on tablets running Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

This app allows you to bring programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and other such programs to your tablet. The free version of the app will allow access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and 2GB of cloud storage. The Plus version of the app, which requires monthly access at $4.99 a month, offers a bit more. It includes all of the features of the free version, plus giga-bit accelerated streaming. OnLive is also making some rather interesting claims, saying that the app only sends data based on what you need to see or hear.

Steven Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, even had a few words to say about how the app would work under 4G.

“Android tablets are a great platform for OnLive Desktop. With full HD resolution, PC keyboard/mouse support and available 4G LTE, Android tablets deliver an excellent experience with full Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader PC applications, not to mention gigabit-accelerated browsing through OnLive Desktop Plus—even over 4G LTE.”

While this is good news for Android users, sadly, many Android tablets are still running version 3.0 (or Honeycomb), and won’t be able to take advantage of this app. Because upgrades have yet to be released for these tablets, only a handful are actually running Android 4.0.

[Source: IndustryGamers]