As a corporate IT guy I can’t get away from Windows (and actually I quite like it!) so I was keen to see if I could get Windows 7 on my Nexus 7. Now the easiest (only) way to do this is using a remote desktop application.
For my test I used Splashtop, currently on sale in the Play store.
Here’s a quick YouTube video:
Sow hat’s it like to use?
- Very easy to setup, was up and running in about a minute and it “just worked”
- Looks good, the app boosts HD graphics and I have to say it looked as clear as I liked on my tablet
- Music streamed easily, giving access to my PC’s tunes. It also worked with the Free Spotify client.
- Found it fiddly to control, but I can see myself getting used to that with some practise. The app has som built in gestures to handle things like scrolling windows and right clicks.
- iPlayer didn’t seem so work on first test, some playing around required. I wonder if iPlayer desktop would work? If it does this seems like a quick work around for the lack of Flash.
Windows 7 on a Nexus 7
Can I see myself using this frequently? Most likely not, but it’s good to have the option. As part of my work I often need to monitor processes and so I can see it will be perfect for keeping an eye on what’s going on upstairs on the desktop whilst I catch up on some family time.
Have you used a remote desktop app on your tablet, which one and how did you get on? Is it possible to get Windows 7 running on a Nexus 7 for real ;-)?