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Splashtop Win8 Metro Testbed Arrives to Android Tablets

Splashtop, the maker of one of the most popular [easyazon-link asin=”B004O3YGMC” locale=”us”]remote desktop applications[/easyazon-link] on the iOS market, is planning on releasing an Android version for its Splashtop Win8 Metro Testbed.

As expected, the version looks and works similarly to its iPad counterpart since all the touch gestures brought by the first introduction of Apple’s 9.7-inch slate is there. With this, developers gains capability of not just coding and testing their Metro-optimized apps with native support but as well swiping across the screen itself to witness various menus featured in Microsoft’s latest OS. Picture a screen with the top that altogether pulls down and closes an application while at the left part can run 2 apps simultaneously.

According to Mark Lee, Splashtop CEO and co-founder, the Windows 8 development platform for Android tablet owners is in response to the high demand coming from their very own Splashtop fans and the community of developers. He added, “With Windows 8 Metro both iPad and Android developers can now turn their tablets into a development testbed to evaluate touch gestures and functionality of their app in a Windows 8 environment.”

The main goal behind the introduction of the tool on the other hand is for the developers to save money and hassle from purchasing expensive slates that run on Windows 8. What they need are a copy of the Release Preview to be installed within their PCs and also Google-certified slate with the requirement of Android 3.1 or higher plus a target screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels to start kicking things off.

Prices start at $24.99 which is now available for download at Google Play. The regular price on the other hand is $49.99.

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