Considering just three months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show, over 100 new Android-powered tablet devices were introduced; with many of those new devices now coming to market. Tablets and enhanced smartphones are changing the technology landscape. In less than a year many of us have gone from just laptops and smartphones to laptops, smartphones and tablets. And many of us are toying with the idea of leaving the laptop at work and traveling with just a tablet and smartphone.
Over the past year, we have focused our development and support to extend Citrix Receiver across all of the leading technology platforms in the market. Citrix Receiver is now supported natively on Apple iOS and Macintosh, Google Android and ChromeOS, RIM Blackberry, Microsoft Windows Mobile, and Linux with planned Day 1 support for webOS. That said, the real story is the growth of mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – and the rapid market adoption of Citrix Receiver as the preferred client for accessing corporate virtual desktops, applications and data.
With this explosion of alternative devices beyond the laptop or desktop as the standard device for corporate workers, Citrix is breaking into new territory, forging new partnerships and expanding its reach into the mobile device world. Coming on the heels of a strong showing at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in which we demonstrated the power of virtual computing with Citrix Receiver alongside partners Research in Motion and Samsung, Citrix will again be side-by-side with our mobility partners this week at the International Cellular Telephony International Association (CTIA) show in Orlando, Florida. Citrix is again featured as a premiere enterprise partner demonstrating the unique capabilities of Citrix Receiver with the three top Android device makers in the world: Motorola, Samsung and HTC.
- Motorola – Citrix will be showcasing Receiver for Android on both the ATRIX 4G WebTop and the Motorola XOOM tablet. The ATRIX is the first device pre-loaded with Citrix Receiver, while the XOOM is the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) device to be available for purchase.
- Samsung – Citrix will be showcasing Receiver for Android on the latest Galaxy Tab devices, included the soon to be launched 8.9″ Tab 2, Honeycomb-based tablet device.
- HTC – Citrix will be one of only two enterprise vendors featured by HTC in its Application Showcase
Showcasing Citrix Receiver with the leading device makers at North America’s premier wireless event represents only the latest success Citrix is having in supporting new platforms and leading the way with secure and ubiquitous client access to the Citrix XenDesktop virtual computing solution.