They’ve done it! Chinese technology titan Huawei recently announced a new service, appropriately called Huawei Cloud PC, which enables users to stream Windows 10 to their mobile devices.
Essentially, this makes it possible for them to use Microsoft’s flagship operating system on an Android smartphone — either as a standalone device or one connected to a bigger screen.
The technology was presented at CES Asia 2018.
And as you may have guessed, it relies on the company’s own servers, whereby Huawei creates a virtualized Windows 10 PC. Since it uses cloud processing power, the usage experience will not slow down, despite the limited capabilities of the smartphone.
In other words, Huawei will have its computers do all the heavy lifting.
These two videos highlight the big deal:
Impressive, most impressive.
Central to all this is the Huawei Desktop Protocol, a new solution that allows Huawei Cloud PCs to double as a companion device and offer access to stored files or the camera. And support for external displays means that users can easily plug mice and keyboards for an experience closer to a real PC.
Huawei Cloud PC will, obviously, require the latest generation phones from the company.
It is set to become available for the Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate RS and even the Huawei MediaPad M5 tablet.
No pricing information just yet, but Huawei has said that the services will be launched on home turf first, as the company wants to offer uncompromised experience in terms of response time and performance to users in China, before hopefully expanding it to other markets.
At the end of the day, this functionality is certainly something targeted at the enterprise market, organizations that need productivity on the go — expect it to be priced likewise.
Still, a neat new creation.