After releasing the a vWorkspace Connector for the iPad, Quest now has released a vWorkspace Connector (in beta) for the Android platform.
The Quest vWorkspace Connector for Android is the latest Connector from Quest that liberates desktop virtualization by allowing Quest vWorkspace users to securely access business applications, virtual desktops, and data from both cell phone and tablet Android devices.
- How can I download Beta 1 of the vWorkspace Connector for Android?
You can download the vWorkspace Connector for Android installation package from the bottom of this article.
- What functionality will the vWorkspace Connector for Android provide?
The vWorkspace Connector for Android provides AppPortal functionality so that users can connect to a vWorkspace farm and access their virtual desktops and published applications.
Features included in the Beta 1 release:
- Ability to connect and switch between Virtual Desktops and Terminal Server/RD Session Host.
- Simple, intuitive user interface.
- vWorkspace Secure Gateway support for remote access.
- EOP Graphics Acceleration.
- Ability to configure RDP performance options.
- Remote Audio.
- Ability to change the Connector wallpaper and choose a custom wallpaper (good for branding).
- On-Screen mouse for precise navigation.
- Application logging (good for troubleshooting).
- Built in help for easy assistance.
- Support for devices (cell phones and tablets) running Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0.
- How do I install the vWorkspace Connector for Android?
Our very own Rob Mallicoat was kind enough to write a community article about how to install and configure the Beta Connector on an Android device. The great thing is that even if you don’t have an Android tablet or cell phone, you can still try the Beta Connector using the Android emulator. I highly recommend reading Rob’s article for further information.
Note: Manual installation is only required for beta releases. When the product is released to market it will be available for download from the Android Market just like any other Android app.