A new app has been launched on the Android Market, which lets users control their Android smartphone from a web browser.
The AirDroid app allows users to access the media on their Android smartphone, view contacts and even read and send text messages, all from a web browser. According to Gizmodo, the app creates a small Android server when it connects to a Wi-Fi network.
Users are able to transfer files, install and uninstall applications and manage music, ringtones and photos on the smartphone using a browser. The makers of the app, Sand Studio, do not recommend using Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The app also allows users to look up various device statistics like CPU usage and battery life.
A major low point of the app is that it does not support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, support for Ice Cream Sandwich might soon be available. But that is secondary to the fact that the app comes as a free download from the Android Market.
There are a lot of apps that let users manage their desktops remotely from their smartphone, but AirDroid has something unique to offer and is definitely worth a shot.