In a press release announcement, Microsoft confirms that the company is going to introduce new remote desktop apps for iOS and Android devices. Company’s official announcement confirmed that it will release its Remote Desktop app not just on Windows, Windows RT and OS X, but also iOS and Android later this month. The remote desktop apps for Android and iOS devices are completely new and the Mac client has gotten a complete overhaul. The coming Remote Desktop apps will be delivered alongside Windows Server 2012 R2.
According to the Official press release:
Further, with Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft is introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, available for download in application stores later this month, to provide easy access to PCs and virtual desktops on a variety of devices and platforms, including Windows, Windows RT, iOS, OS X and Android.
With these new Remote Desktop apps, Microsoft will be providing access to virtual desktops on everything from Windows and Windows RT, to iOS, OS X and Android devices. Users will be able to connect from devices running these operating systems to Windows and Windows Servers to work with applications and files stored there.
The iOS Remote Desktop app should support iOS 6 and 7, while the Android variant should support everything from Gingerbread (Android 2.3)upward.
This is the first time the popular remote desktop software has made it to the rival mobile platforms. The remote desktop apps for Android and iOS devices will be available for download in their respective application stores later this month.
There is no information regarding pricing and licensing specifics for the new Remote Desktop clients from Microsoft yet and also whether Microsoft will deliver a remote desktop client for Windows Phone 8 or not.