Microsoft confirms Remote Desktop app is coming to Windows Phone

Microsoft confirms Remote Desktop app is coming to Windows Phone
A couple days ago, Microsoft released an official Remote Desktop app for both Android and iOS, and the press release for the app mentioned versions for Windows RT, Windows, and even MacOS, but did not include any mention of a Windows Phone app. However, Microsoft has confirmed that it does have a Remote Desktop app in the works for its own mobile platform.

It seems like even Microsoft is prioritizing the more successful mobile platforms over its own Windows Phone OS with this one, although that isn't Microsoft's excuse. According to a spokesperson for Microsoft, the reason why there is no Windows Phone app is because "Remote desktop on phones is a relatively rare usage scenario." This (partially) explains why there is a Windows RT app, but no Windows Phone app. However, this is a good time to reiterate that the app released on Thursday does work on iPhones and Android smartphones.

Microsoft confirmed that there is a Remote Desktop app in the works for Windows Phone, but could not speak to a timetable for that app's release. If you're a Windows Phone user, there is an official option on the way, but you can always use an alternative that's already in the Windows Phone Store.

source: The Next Web

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8 Comments

1. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

lol, this is so ironic.

2. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

funny

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Fu(k MS

4. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Silly move by MS

5. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I love how they release it to iOS and Android first...

6. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Tiles that controls tiles.

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 808; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Its remote desktop not remote tile.

8. 2XSoftware

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Have a look at the 2X Client for RDP / Remote Desktop from 2X dot com. It's been downloaded 5+ million times and has a 4/5 star rating.

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