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Onlive Desktop Lands On Android Devices

Cloud based gaming service OnLive announced on Thursday the launch of the company's free desktop virtualisation application, aimed specifically at Android tablet users.

Thanks to this exclusive new service, users will be able to run MS Office apps, as well as stream video and game titles in their Android powered tablet devices, claimed The Inquirer.

With OnLive already running Windows on its own servers, users will also be provided with a reliable platform to save their files.

The app is currently available in both free and paid versions. The standard and free version of the application provides users with 2GB of cloud storage, access to MS Office apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Reader for Android tablets and many more. As well as this impressive offering, the free version of the app also brings users other apps such as Wordpad, Notepad, Windows Media Player and Windows Journal.

There are two paid versions of the product - one at $4.99, with the other priced at $9.99 per month.

The app is available for download in the Android Market, and currently supports all tablet devices running on Android 2.3 or higher.

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