Oracle unveils enhanced virtual desktop client solutions for mobile devices

Oracle introduced support for Android with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets. Android support adds to the portfolio of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client software for iPad, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, which enables access to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software deployments and helps customers deliver on corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets provides new and enhanced touchscreen gestures and support for Retina displays on newer iPads.  Additionally, Oracle announced Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for desktop PCs, which now supports Windows 8 and provides enhanced support for USB peripherals.

“Enterprise adoption of mobile devices is expanding rapidly and users want access to their desktop applications from anywhere,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “The new Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for Android and enhancements for iPad and other platforms help organizations provide mobile workers with secure access to their applications and data.”

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets includes support for the latest Android 4.x tablets, providing Android users the same access to Oracle desktop virtualization deployments as iOS users. The optimized touchscreen interface using on-screen keyboard enhancements speed access to extended keys and maximize the screen viewing area. New gestures provide faster access to frequently used client functions.

One-click shortcuts to previously connected desktops make it easy to switch from one virtual desktop to another.  It will enable administrator-managed copy and paste features between the local tablet and remote desktop.Retina display supports the higher screen resolution of iPads.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for desktop PCs offers Support for Microsoft Windows 8, allowing users to access enterprise applications from new Microsoft Windows 8 desktop clients, even if the application requires earlier versions of Internet Explorer. It provides virtual environment access to client connected USB peripherals. Users will have the ability to access a broad range of locally attached USB devices from their virtual desktop environment.

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