Home > Blogs > VMware End-User Computing Blog


AirPlay Desktops and New @VMware View Clients for iPad, Android and Cius!

By Pat Lee, director, End-User Computing Clients, VMware

That is right… the new VMware View Client for iPad is out and it offers some great new features including an innovative new presentation mode supporting Apple AirPlay.  More on this shortly…

VMware View makes it easy to extend to your users the opportunity to work where you want and on the device they choose. Today, we are excited to make this even easier with the release three new or updated mobile clients:

  • VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 (Photo below showing new presentation mode!*)

ViewClient_iPad_Presentation_Mode

  • VMware View Client for Android Tablets

Android_touchpad

  • VMware View Client for Cius

 

Let’s talk about the new clients… 

VMware View Client for iPad 1.2
Building on the earlier View Client for iPad we released in March, VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 makes it easier, faster and better than ever to connect to your View desktop.

Optimized for VMware View 5
With support for VMware View 5, you can get better performance with reduced bandwidth options as well as more resilient connections to your desktop than previous versions.  

Move Back and Forth between Windows Desktop and iOS Apps 
Now with support for background multitasking, you can jump from your Windows desktop to another iPad app and then right back into the Windows desktop to where you left off! 

Simpler to Connect with Embedded RSA Soft Token
If you need to use an RSA key to authenticate to connect to your View Desktop, just activate the RSA soft token built into the View Client for iPad and you just need to enter your RSA PIN when you connect to your View desktop.

Support for iOS 5 and Apple AirPlay
That right… VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 works well with iOS 5 and takes advantage of Apple AirPlay and an available AppleTV to use your big screen TV as a display for your View desktop.  While some people might think that Apple TV is just for fun, it can now blur the lines between work and play and represents the best the post-PC era has to offer.

Work Smarter with Presentation Mode *
Use an external monitor or AirPlay in iOS 5 and the iPad display turns into a trackpad / keyboard while the external screen shows your View desktop!

Speaks Your Language
The latest VMware View client is now available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. When working multi-byte Asian languages, the new local input mode enables you to type in full lines of complete multi-byte words and then send them to your View desktop.

The new VMware View Client for iPad is available in the Apple App Store today! Check it out!

For those of you who follow this blog our have use Android based tablets, you know that we released a tech preview of our Android tablet clients this summer.  So, don’t think that we didn’t want to let you in on the party.  Today we are happy to release our production Android clients for Android Tablets and the Cisco Cius.  After all it is about supporting the tablet you choose.

VMware View Client for Android Tablets and the Cisco Cius
Whether you are using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 or 10.1, an LG/T-mobile G-Slate, a Motorola Xoom or any of the other newly available Honeycomb-based Android tablets or the Cisco Cius, you can get the most of your View desktop on the Android tablet you choose.

Optimized for VMware View 5
The VMware View Client for Android Tablets is the first Android client to support the PCoIP display protocol for best performance with VMware View 4.6 and View 5 users. With support for VMware View 5, you can get better performance with reduced bandwidth options as well as more resilient connections to your View desktop.

Move Back and Forth between Windows Desktop and Android Apps 
Leveraging the power of Android multitasking, you can jump from your Windows desktop to another Android app and then right back into the Windows desktop to where you left off!

Speaks Your Language
The latest VMware View Client for Android is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. When working multi-byte Asian languages, local input mode enables you to type in full lines of complete multi-byte words and then send them to your View desktop.

The new VMware View Client for Android Tablets is available in the Android Marketplace and the VMware View Client for Cius will soon be available in Cisco’s AppHQ. Check them out today!

Let Us Know What You Think
Your feedback is vital to the maturity and continuing growth of the mobile clients for VMware View. Better yet, send us your pictures (to @vmwareview) showing how/where you are using your VMware View mobile client on Twitter.  We will post some of the most interesting up on this blog.

 Let us know what you think on twitter @vmwareview.

 

3 thoughts on “AirPlay Desktops and New @VMware View Clients for iPad, Android and Cius!

  1. Christophe

    Feedback (View 5 from a Samsung Galaxy S2 android phone) :
    The mouse cursor is invisible, the touchpad cannot be used without seeing the mouse pointer.
    Also, it would be nice to be able to predefine a desktop resolution greater than the phone resolution, so we can use scrollbars, without having all windows crunched to the phone resolution.
    Regards,
    Christophe.

Comments are closed.