The new VMware View Client for iPad, making it easier and faster than ever to connect to one’s View desktop, is out and offers some useful new features – including a new presentation mode supporting external displays and Apple AirPlay.
With support for VMware View 5, you can get better performance with reduced bandwidth options as well as more resilient connections to your desktop than previous versions. Get it here.
With added support for background multitasking, you can jump from your Windows desktop to another iPad app and then right back into the Windows desktop to where you left off. VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 also works well with iOS 5 and takes advantage of Apple AirPlay and an available AppleTV to use your big screen TV as a display for your View desktop.
You can now also use an external monitor or AirPlay in iOS 5; the iPad display will turn into a trackpad / keyboard while the external screen shows your View desktop.
The latest VMware View client is now available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. When working multi-byte Asian languages, the new local input mode enables you to type in full lines of complete multi-byte words and then send them to your View desktop.
VMware also released production Android clients for Android tablets and the Cisco Cius.
The VMware View Client for Android Tablets is the first Android client to support the PCoIP display protocol for best performance with VMware View 4.6 and View 5 users.
The new VMware View Client for Android Tablets is available in Android Market and the VMware View Client for Cius will soon be available in Cisco’s AppHQ.