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Wyse has reached the 250,000-user milestone across Android and iOS devices. To celebrate this milestone, Wyse simultaneously launched PocketCloud 1.1, which is already available in the Android Market. Boasting industry-leading security, improved performance, and tablet optimization, Wyse is positioning PocketCloud 1.1 to be your one and only remote desktop app for your Android tablet or wireless handset.

Available in the Android market as a free or paid ($14.99) app, PocketCloud offers something for everybody. Enterprise users will appreciate its NLA (Network Level Authentication) security, while the casual remote desktoper (that's a term now) will probably be suited perfectly with the free version.

If you're looking for a more robust remote desktop experience from your Android device, join me after the break as I lay out some key features and bullet points for you.

 Complete PocketCloud for Android Highlights:

  • Auto discovery: Hassle-free access to your environment with minimal setup, no technical know-how needed with supported devices
  • Custom keyboard with function and shortcut keys
  • International keyboard support: support for accented characters
  • Multitasking support
  • Mouse touch pointer
  • Remote app scrolling (e.g. scroll within Microsoft Word or PowerPoint)
  • VNC Support: Connect to Macs, and home editions of Windows
  • Secure tunneling for VNC (PocketCloud Pro)
  • Advanced multi-touch gestures with pinch to zoom support (PocketCloud Pro)

Wyse Exclusive RDP 7 Engine

  • Performance optimized for handheld devices
  • Enterprise grade security: 128-bit encryption and FIPS support
  • NLA (Network Level Authentication) Security (PocketCloud Pro)
  • Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services support
  • Switches to turn on/off wallpapers, themes, window dragging

3G and Wi-Fi Optimized

  • Works smoothly with 3G connections and Wi-Fi
  • Works with Android-powered handheld devices such as the Motorola DROID, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G1, Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy S Phones and Galaxy Tab, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 -- to name a few.
  • Sound support with 2 bandwidth modes: 3G & Wi-Fi (PocketCloud Pro)

VMware View Support (PocketCloud Pro):

  • Direct connections and advanced tunneling
  • SSL encryption
  • Experimental support for RSA Two-Factor Authentication

To learn more about Wyse PocketCloud, or the differences between the free and premium version, head on over to their website, and be sure to check out the video below. [Wyse]

 

Reader comments

Wyse reaches 250,000 PocketCloud users -- gives us PocketCloud 1.1

18 Comments

I'm getting login failed on the desktop app and I even logged out and back in from my gmail to verify I was using the right password.

Then why does it have the android buttons on the bottom with the Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports on the bottom, exactly like the Evo?

Not impressed. Seems everyone and their brother are repackaging VNC as if it were their own.

Get any number of free VNC clients from the market and you can also talk to your Linux desktops.

How does this compare to Team Viewer, which is totally free for non-commercial use and allows you to access PCs and Macs from the web?

I've been looking at the logmein product. Price difference aside, anyone have any observations to offer on comparing these two?

>"PocketCloud offers something for everybody."

What, exactly, does it offer Linux users? Or are they not part of the definition of "everybody"?

Being able to access my computer from a xoom would be heaven. I have a small android phone (samsung intercept) and I really need something larger to use pocketcloud.

I can't think of any reason I'd need to remote into my desktop computer. I can think of reasons that hackers might like to use this application to remote into other people's computers. No thanks. I'm good with my EVO, laptop, and desktop remaining separate from each other.

Hackers? What is this, 1998? Nobody says that anymore.

And this has plenty of practical uses. Say I'm out and I think of something I want to download at home, you open this up, queue up the download, and then by the time you get home its ready to go. Also if you're gone and a family member needs computer troubleshooting you can just remote in and fix it. This is a very useful tool.

As Murphy's law goes, If something can go wrong, it will. Well it always seems that things break when I'm nowhere near my laptop. It would be one thing if I had my laptop attached to my hip, but wait, I have this awesome device that IS attached to my hip. I can't wait to get that call and say: "hold on, I'm connecting to my system right now."