OnLive Desktop Plus Brings Flash to iPad

Onlive Desktop Plus has been updated to now support flash content. The plus service (which is charged at $4.99/month) allows access to a Windows desktop. The company behind it have now installed Flash on the systems that subscribers connect up to. What this means is that Flash content can be used on the iPad in a roundabout way.

As the processing is all done server side and as the servers are connected to fast internet connections, Flash content tends to load extremely quick… meaning a 50 MB file will be available within a second and then the results of that sent to the iPad.

“You can expect even the most elaborate Flash websites to load in seconds, even if it would have taken your home computer minutes to load the same page” OnLive CEO Steve Perlman promises. ”Animation, video and sound come through impeccably and instantly. And, large cloud storage files and Web email attachments—even 50 MB PowerPoint presentations—to upload or download in less than a second.”

For those who are interested in OnLive Desktop but don’t want to pay, you can still get the flash free version free of charge. This provides 2GB of storage as well as access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

For those wanting a version for Android… it is currently being built.


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