VDI for enterprise Android desktops

Nubo Software offers a really novel take on VDI using virtualized Android desktops

Here's a great idea: Instead of trying to use a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) infrastructure to manage and control mobile access to Windows desktops which are often unusable on mobile devices, provide an enterprise oriented VDI service based on a virtualized Android environment that supports Android and iOS devices ... genius! 

The company responsible for this is Nubo Software and their offering plays on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend but even more cunningly it's offered as a service; what Nubo calls DaaS, or Device as a Service.

For a measly $5 per user per month you get a cloud-based corporate work environment with 1GB of storage, email, calendar, and office productivity apps which you can extend with any of the other Android apps from any of the major app stores. Access is via either a native apps available for both Android and iOS but all the apps do is provide remote screen and keyboard access so no data or applications can be loaded from or stored on the remote mobile device.

Support end user devices include iOS iPhone and iPad running iOS 5.0, 5.1.1, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and all Android smartphones and tablets running Gingerbread 2.3.3-2.3.7, Honeycomb 3.1, 3.2, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.03-4.04, or Jelly Bean 4.1-4.3 with a screen size of 3.5'" or larger.

This is a very cool idea and I'll follow up on this brief when I've had a chance to test drive it.

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