With the release of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for Tablets, Oracle will be making available a new set of features to provide support for Android, in addition to the support it already provides for iPad, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, to better support corporate client bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives.
The new offering has features to support faster connection and higher screen resolutions (including Retina display on the most recent iPads), as well as supporting many of the latest tablet features.
Additionally, Oracle announced Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for PC with support for Windows 8 and virtual environment access to client peripherals connected via USB.
Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle, stated:
Enterprise adoption of mobile devices is expanding rapidly and users want access to their desktop applications from anywhere. 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.
While technologies for accessing data and applications have evolved dramatically, we might still be a few steps away from achieving true “device transparency” for accessing data and applications.