Following up from the release of its Win8 Metro Testbed app for the iPad back in April, Splashtop is now extending support to Android tablets — specifically those running version 3.1 or later, with either 7- or 10-inch screens, and an ideal display resolution of 1280x800. The app works in conjunction with a free client program that must be installed on a Windows 8 PC in order to stream its desktop to a linked tablet.
Splashtop's solution is aimed at developers who want to test touch functions of their apps in a Windows 8 environment, even if they don't have a touch-enabled Windows 8 device to test upon. Supported gestures include swiping from the right to bring up the "charms" menu, swiping from the left to switch apps, swiping left or right in IE to move between web pages, swiping down to bring up additional menus, swiping down on an item to select it, pull down to close an app, slow swipe to "snap" two apps side-by-side, and more.
Splashtop co-founder and CEO Mark Lee said they decided to bring the Win8 Metro Testbed app to Android in response to the high demand from the developer community and the success of the iOS version. According to the press release, the app has become the top-grossing "utilities" app at Apple’s App Store in 72 countries, and the #33 top-grossing iPad app overall in the United States.
The Apple iPad (3rd-gen) includes a Retina Display operating at a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Powering the new iPad is a dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics, it also gets upgraded optics in the form of a 5MP backside illuminated sensor that features a 5-element lens, IR filter and ISP built into the A5X chip. Apple claims The new iPad is good for 10 hours of battery life and nine hours when using 4G LTE.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 measures up at 193mm x 122mm x 10.4mm (7.6in x 4.8in x .41in). The 7-inch TFT display on the Tab 2 7.0 offers users 1024 x 600 pixels of resolution. The 7.0 does feature a microphone and speaker, as well as a forward-facing camera, which make it ideal for use with VoIP applications like Skype, it also features USB connectivity through its proprietary 30-pin Samsung connector.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime sports a very high-resolution 1920 x 1200 pixel 10.1-inch Full HD display, it is powered by either a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 or dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processors depending on configuration. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has an optional keyboard dock like the other Transformer tablets from Asus.
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