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Chrome and Java Come to iPad, iPhone, and Android Via AlwaysOnPC Mobile App
Apr 05, 2011 (04:04 PM EDT)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xform Computing, Inc., announces the addition of the Google Chrome browser and support for Java to their AlwaysOnPC product for iPad, iPhone and Android.
Chrome has rocketed up in popularity on PC and Mac computers due to its speedy performance, great synchronization features and its Web Store with thousands of apps, but is not available on most mobile devices. Now with the upcoming release of AlwaysOnPC users can run Chrome and Java on iPad, iPhone or Android with the fully synchronized bookmarks, tabs, and themes they are used to on their computer, and run almost any app or game in the Chrome Web Store.
Although Java is at the heart of many rich-content and highly-interactive websites including multi-player role games, online poker, business/productivity sites, and thousands of custom corporate applications, it was not usable on mobile devices. With this latest release AlwaysOnPC lets customers access sites like Runescape, PartyPoker, Evony, Zipforms from Android, iPad or iPhone and more.
AlwaysOnPC also runs Firefox with Flash on iPad and iPhone. Although support for audio and full motion video will be coming in a future release, customers can enjoy mobile access to their favorite interactive sites like Facebook games, Club Penguin, Google Sites, Analytics and millions more using AlwaysOnPC while on the go. It also lets users install their favorite Firefox add-ons, themes/skins and toolbars.
Chrome and Java are adding to the list of over 40 apps that run on Xform Computing's high-performance cloud computing-based system, accessible from mobile devices using their AlwaysOnPC app. This powerful hosted system includes a personalizable desktop, and tons more apps like a mobile Open office suite for editing Word, Excel and Powerpoint, full-featured image editing and drawing software, Dropbox, and more. It also comes with 2Gb of storage, and free software for Mac and PC to up/download files.
The Chrome and Java features are currently in beta testing with existing customers, and general availability expected by April 10.
For example users can open large files such as PDFs, PowerPoint decks or Excel Spreadsheets of 100Mb or more from an email attachment or an online storage folder such as Dropbox up to ten times faster than competing mobile solutions.
Best of all, the features that people are familiar with on their computer can now be accessed in a similar way on AlwaysOnPC via their mobile phone or tablet, for example:
* Copy and paste text & graphics between apps like Office, Browser, email, & photos
* Add Firefox Add-ons like Xmarks and Adblock Plus, or toolbars like Google or Yahoo!
* Click to open email attachments directly into the office or imaging apps
* Multi-task: run multiple Office apps, email, IM and browser tabs and windows at once
* Play Flash Games on iPad or iPhone.
* Install Firefox Addons like xMarks, Adblock Plus,
* Dropbox folder included– just log in!
* Image editing and graphic drawing programs
About Xform Computing, Inc.
Xform Computing's "Client-cloud" architecture can deliver apps with the vast power of cloud computing to any device that can run the lightweight AlwaysOnPC client software including iPad, iPhone, iPod-touch and Android. By leveraging a large, fast-growing development community, Xform Computing is rapidly expanding its list of applications, and extending device support into a variety of Internet-connected consumer devices.
iPad, iPhone and iPod touch OS 3.2 or later; size: 1.2Mb
Android OS 2.1; size: 480Kb
An active 3G or WiFi connection are required to run the app
Pricing and Availability:
AlwaysOnPC is available today in the iTunes Appstore as two applications (one for iPad, one for iPhone/iPod-touch), and in the Android Marketplace in the Productivity category at $24.99. Promotional pricing may be available shortly after launch.
Evaluation copies of the apps are available for qualified reviewers and journalists. Please specify the publication or website you represent when making your request.
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