Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in a bid to tap into Cross-platform compatibility has released Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS. The new iOS version will allow users to remotely control their computers using a smartphone or tablet notably iOS powered.

Added Capabilities

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s first launched the beta version of the app in 2012 that only let users access their desktops from a laptop or another computer. Consequently, rumors of an Android version started to surface in 2013, but were quashed and called ‘Chromoting’ at the time.

The new upgrade will be available on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) store though,Venturebeat reports that some regions will have to wait for some time before they can be able to fully access the update. The update comes with new extensions especially on people who can have access to a given computer. Apple reiterates that users will be allowed to give their friends temporary access to their computers; useful when one needs to solve a given problem.

Cheaper Option

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s new update is seen as a counter option to the many available desktop apps available in the market that allows people access computers using their iPhones or iPads. The new app is seen as a better option compared to the other options that are costlier. Responsiveness of the new app, as well as its lag-free, will mostly depend on the strength of the signal data.

On downloading, the app users will only be required to install an accompanying Remote Desktop App in the Chrome browser to get access to a given computer or Mac from anywhere. The app automatically authorizes a connection by essentially generating a code that one will need to input into an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device.

This is considered as the most secure method available even though physical access of both devices is still required. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) opted to go with the ‘Remote Desktop name even though it conflicts with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s offering

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