Tuesday, January 10, 2012

OnLive to bring Windows 7 to iPad for free

Video game streaming company OnLive is bringing Windows 7 to iPad. I have no idea how they have managed to do this, but in a couple of days (in the US only; later to other countries), OnLive, are releasing a free app that will let you use a virtual Windows 7 on your tablet directly over the Internet.
The service will be free with 2 GB of online storage space available. Users will also be able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint also. Later, OnLive will introduce a $9.99 subscription that will get users 50 GB of space to store files, priority service and more unannounced features.

If this is legit and all, it will be great for us iPad users. Microsoft is also rumored to be working on Microsoft Office apps for the iPad, while OneNote is already here for (mostly) free.

OnLive currently lets users buy video games online and play them anywhere. With a very fast Internet connection, console-quality games can be streamed online. Since OnLive servers do all the rendering and behind-the-scenes work and stream the video to your device, almost any game can be played on a tablet, phone or even a netbook.

[via The Next Web]