Wyse Offers PocketCloud App for Android

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Looking to access your Windows 7 environment from your Android device? Wyse Technology is expanding platform support of its PocketCloud app to include Android. Wyse previous has offered versions of PocketCloud for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Who says Android is not ready for business? Certainly not thin-client computing giant Wyse Technology, which has introduced a new mobile app for the Android platform which allows users to access Windows 7 via their Android device.

Wyse has announced a public beta of its Wyse PocketCloud application for Android, available immediately as a free download in the Android Market. Wyse has previously offered a mobile app for Apple iPhones and iPads, bringing a virtual version of Windows 7 to those platforms as well.

Wyse said it made the move to expand its PocketCloud platform support "in light of the explosive growth in Android-based mobile platforms."
Wyse PocketCloud allows end users to access Windows PCs, Remote Desktop Services and virtualized desktop infrastructures based on the Microsoft RDP protocol.

Wyse says it is the only client that is VMware Ready Certified for VMware View available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Wyse PocketCloud integrates into an already-established VMware View host environment and does not require any special setup or software installed.
Wyse PocketCloud was originally released for the iPhone in August 2009 and has been one of the Top 10 Business Applications on Appleā€™s App Store.

"Today's professionals are already on call 24/7, so it's gratifying to hear from so many Wyse PocketCloud users how their jobs are made easier and more convenient with our app," says to Daniel Barreto, Chief Software Architect at Wyse, in a prepared statement. "Wyse PocketCloud is becoming an essential tool for the modern-day professional. We are now extending the unique capabilities of Wyse PocketCloud in light of the explosive growth in Android-based mobile platforms."


Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com