Thursday, 12 January 2012

OnLive Desktop App for iPad is Delayed Until At Least Tomorrow Friday – More Details Revealed

For those iPad users who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of OnLive’s Desktop App today, they will have to wait a bit longer. 

On Monday, OnLive announced that they would be releasing an App in the iTunes App Store that would allow iPad users to run a Windows 7 Desktop on their tablet device. The scheduled release date was set for Thursday, January 12. However, early this morning, we were informed by OnLive’s PR firm Double Forte that there is a slight delay:
“As you know, on Monday OnLive announced the new OnLive Desktop App, which will deliver a seamless and media-rich Windows desktop experience on iPad, and opened up our websites for signing up for the service. Although we had planned to go live on Thursday, Jan 12, we’ve had such a large influx of signups, we are taking another day to deploy more servers to handle the load, and we expect to go live on Friday, Jan 13.

Sorry about any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We want the first users to have the best experience possible.”
It looks as though we will have to wait one more day for the OnLive Desktop App to become available in the iTunes App Store. In the meantime, there have been some more details that have emerged on this App.

In a recent article by Walt Mossberg, which was published on AllThingsD, we learned a few little tidbits about the upcoming free OnLive Desktop App:
  • Calculator, Notepad, Paint are included.
  • Can’t Install Apps on free Version.
  • To get files into and out of OnLive Desktop, you can log into a Web site on your PC or Mac, where you see all the documents you’ve saved to your cloud repository.
  • Requires at least 1 megabit per second of download speed, and works best with at least 1.5 to 2.0 megabits.
  • OnLive Desktop can’t use the iPad’s built-in virtual keyboard, but it can use the virtual keyboard built into Windows 7 and Windows’ limited touch features and handwriting recognition.
  • The App doesn’t support common file-transfer services like Dropbox or SugarSync. OnLive says it hopes to add those.
*note: these points all refer to the 2GB free OnLive Desktop Accounts. The upgraded OnLive Desktop Pro $9.99/month 50GB Accounts will include additional features and options.

More details on the upcoming OnLive Desktop App can be found in our announcement article.

SOURCE: OnLiveFans.

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