Chrome Remote Desktop For Android Launches, iOS Version Coming Later This Year
Chrome Remote Desktop for Android is now available on the Play Store, allowing anyone with an Android device to connect to and control their desktop (Windows or Mac) via the Chrome Web app in the Chrome browser. They say that an iOS version will be coming “later this year”, and access to Chromebooks is still in the works.
The desktop version of Chrome Remote Desktop has been out since 2011 , but this is the first time it has come to mobile. It’s entering a crowded market as Microsoft has had Remote Desktop applications for Android and iOS since last October . Still, many users trust the brand name behind Google Chrome and are willing to take this app out for a spin. It gives you full access to your desktop, allowing you to get to anything just as you could if you were sitting in front of it.
There are a bevy of options out there for remote desktop access. We’ve taken a look at Microsoft’s Remote Desktop app in comparison to simple third-parties as well as in comparison to more full-fledged administrative-level remote desktop apps and even compared Chrome Remote Desktop against some other unique remote desktop options . But at the end of the day, only the user can decide which app is right for them.
What do you think of this new Android app? Useful, or entering an already crowded market? Let us know in the comments.
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