You might have seen that Oracle announced updates to the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for mobile platforms and desktop PCs today. The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is an important piece of the Oracle desktop virtualization portfolio because it allows on the go access to your virtual desktop from many different devices, over WiFi and wired connections, 3G/4G/LTE for your mobile devices, pretty much anything that a modern client device would use. You can seamlessly and instantly move your desktop between any supported device–start on your laptop at home, pick up on a tablet on the train to work, continue on a Sun Ray Client at work, for example. And starting today, there are two new platforms that can enjoy this instant desktop access!
- This is first release to include support for Android. This opens up remote access to Oracle desktop virtualization deployments to a whole new group of users.
- The Windows Oracle Virtual Desktop Client now supports Windows 8. Just to be clear, the support in this release is *not* for gesture based Windows 8 tablets, but for Windows 8 desktops PCs.
- New gestures are available on the mobile client, and these are consistent across iPad and Android, which makes moving between devices easier.
- Expanded USB support in the desktop client, allowing you to use more of your USB devices.
This is a very exciting release, especially for Android and Windows 8 users! You can read the news release here, or download from here.