OnLive Desktop

OnLive Desktop 1.5.0

Windows Cloud computing on Android

While named OnLive Desktop, the app is a virtual machine of Windows 7 in OnLive’s servers. View full description

PROS

  • Windows 7 virtual machine cloud computing

CONS

  • Barebones OS
  • Noticable lag
  • General web browsing not supported
  • Limited hardware support

Is it a difficult game?

Not bad
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While named OnLive Desktop, the app is a virtual machine of Windows 7 in OnLive’s servers.

The operating system is very scaled back with only a few options like Microsoft Office suite and very limited web browsing. All documents created are saved in your OnLive profile, but any changes to Windows 7 are not saved and defaults every time it is opened.

Accessing OnLive Desktop through Wi-Fi, there was a noticeable lag in selecting icons to open programs or type text. It is a barebones experience and does not really serve a good purpose for you to consistently use it.

OnLive Desktop could have substantial updates to make the app more user friendly, but there is not a lot to offer.

OnLive Desktop is only worth it if you spend a lot of time using OnLive.

OnLive Desktop supports the following formats

The OnLive Desktop app requires at least Android 2.3 and has been tested on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, ASUS Eee TF101, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 and HTC Jetstream.
OnLive Desktop

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OnLive Desktop 1.5.0

— User reviews — about OnLive Desktop

  • Ray Morneau

    by Ray Morneau

    "OnLive has not gone live yet."

    Fail! When I tried to download a few times, it sent error messages that it is not compatible with android phones. I'm ... More.

    reviewed on March 3, 2012