PRN: "OnLive Desktop" Brings No-compromise Windows Apps to iPad
"OnLive Desktop" Brings No-compromise Windows Apps to iPad
LONDON, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Full WindowsÂ® Apps, Including MicrosoftÂ® Office, Delivered Instantly from the Cloud
OnLive's Instant-action Cloud Computing Provides Seamless, Media-rich Experience
Remote Feels Local: Revolutionizing Cloud Computing for Consumers and Business
OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of instant-action cloud computing, announced that it is bringing the first no-compromise Windows desktop to iPadÂ® through its free OnLive™ Desktop app, available Thursday in the iTunesÂ® App Store. OnLive Desktop provides instant access to full-featured, media-rich Windows 7 applications, including MicrosoftÂ® Word, ExcelÂ® and PowerPointÂ® software, remotely hosted on powerful PC servers in the cloud. Based upon OnLive's instant-action cloud gaming technology, OnLive Desktop delivers a seamless Windows desktop experience, with instant-response multi-touch gestures, together with a full on-screen Windows keyboard and handwriting recognition, enabling complete and convenient viewing and editing of even the most complex documents. Rich media, such as video, animation, slide transitions and even PC games, never before practical via remote desktop delivery, run fluidly and dynamically with instant-action interact! ivity. OnLive Desktop makes remote feel local.
"OnLive Desktop is the first app to deliver a no-compromise, media-rich Windows desktop experience to iPad, opening up powerful new possibilities for consumers and businesses," said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. "iPad users will now be able to simply and securely view and edit cloud-hosted documents with full-featured Windows desktop applications like Microsoft Office, just as if they were using a local high-performance PC. Multi-touch gestures respond instantly and smoothly, while HD videos, animations and PC video games-never before usable on a remote desktop-play seamlessly."
The FREE* OnLive Desktop app comes with 2 GB of secure cloud storage and as-available access to a cloud-based Windows 7 desktop pre-populated with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus several utilities and touch games. Using instant-response touch gestures such as pinch and zoom, flick to scroll, drag, drop and Aero snap, users can quickly and easily navigate files, open, edit and save the ones they need, and store them securely in the cloud for access from any device through a simple Web interface. PC apps have full desktop functionality: Word documents can be created and edited with full redline and commenting capability, using a full Windows touch-screen keyboard, handwriting recognition or Bluetooth keyboard. PowerPoint presentations can be created with rich graphics, videos and animated slide transitions, and even presented directly from the iPad, either onscreen or via an external monitor. Â Data can be updated and analyzed instantly in Excel, translated into ! graphs and transferred into presentation documents. With OnLive Desktop, work is now possible anywhere you have an iPad and Internet connectivity, with the immediacy, functionality and responsiveness of a local PC.
The Free OnLive Desktop app for iPad is just the tip of the iceberg. AndroidÂ®, smartphones, PC, MacÂ® and monitor/TV support (via the OnLive MicroConsole™ thin client with Bluetooth keyboard/mouse) are coming soon, with your same OnLive Desktop available by login from any device. Your OnLive Desktop can be accessed anywhere, on any device, at any resolution.
The OnLive Desktop iPad app will be available Thursday to U.S. customers for free in the iTunes App Store, and will be released soon in the UK. Customers are encouraged to sign up early for their free OnLive account, available today at desktop.onlive.com. For more information, visit desktop.onlive.com.
*Terms and conditions apply. See desktop.onlive.com for details.
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