Earlier this year Wyse launched a mobile line of remote desktop apps called PocketCloud earlier this year, allowing users to remotely control a desktop computer using an iPhone or Android device. Now the company has given its Android app a major overhaul, with improved security features and a new UI for tablets with high resolution displays.

PocketCloud 1.1 for Android supports multitasking, can be installed on the SD card on Android 2.2 and up, and includes support for internetaional keyboards. It also supports OS-dependent keyboard layouts, with support for Mac and PC keyboards.

Wyse doesn’t really spell out what, if any changes have been made to optimize the new version of the app for tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but the company does say it’s working with Cisco on remote desktop software for the company’s upcoming Cius tablet. I can also say, having used Wyse on my Nexus One smartphone and on the 7 inch Galaxy Tab, the experience of using the remote desktop software on an Android tablet is much better than on a 3.7 inch phone screen.

PocketCloud is available in free and paid versions. The free app includes advertising, limits you to a single connection at a time, and lacks pinch-to-zoom, auto-fit and other features. The full version of the software runs $14.99. PocketCloud 1.1 Free and Pro are both available for download from the Android Market.

You can check out a few more photos as well as a demo video after the break.

via Android And Me

Brad Linder

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One reply on “Wyse PocketCloud remote desktop app for Android: Now more tablet-friendly”

  1. In my opinion, Android’s future is especially secure with the use of the devices as business tools, such as with the 2X Client for Android (http://www.2x.com/virtualdesktop/android)…it’s a free download and lets you use Windows apps from your device, giving you application publishing and RDP Remote Desktop capabilities for free, in contrast to the Citrix Receiver and Wyse PocketCloud. Definitely worth a look.

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