Microsoft launch Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android and iOS, for the first time bringing the Windows desktop to phones and tablets. One of the most surprising parts of the announcement, which also included a revamped Mac app, was that a Windows Phone version was nowhere to be seen.

Microsoft today confirmed with TNW that a Windows Phone app is on its way. Unfortunately, the company wouldn’t say when to expect it.

“Remote desktop on phones is a relatively rare usage scenario,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. “That said, we are working on a version of the app for Windows Phone. We’ll be able to share time-frame at a later point in time.”
Microsoft’s first sentence attempts to explain why Windows Phone wasn’t included in the launch, but it just falls short. It’s definitely an accurate point: phones aren’t ideal for remote desktop access as they have significantly smaller screens than tablets or computers.

Yet third-party apps do indeed exist for phones. The reason is simple: sometimes you don’t want to do a lot on your desktop. Sometimes all you need to do is check a file or run a program, and you’re back on your way. Sometimes, the frustration of a small screen is next to nonexistent as long as you get to accomplish your task.

~ Culled From TNW ~
~ Image Credits: XtremeTech ~

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