VMware Horizon Client for Android

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 18, 2013

VMware Horizon Suite offers to increase the security and productivity of Windows-based computers for business use. Users who have this software on their computer have a great option for remote desktop control. Using VMware View for Android, users can easily control their PC from any Android device. The app works great on a tablet but it will even work on a small phone screen.

The installation of VMware View for Android takes a little longer than most applications. It does require some setup and registration in order to connect to the PC for the first time. Following the setup, users will have no problems connecting with their PC. Connection speed has very little effect on the performance of this app, and the screen flows smoothly. All the functions of the PC are preserved on your mobile device and the user interface doesn't differ from your regular PC desktop. All the same files that are normally accessible on your PC are accessible on your mobile device, too. There is also a small hidden menu that can be deployed during use to exchange content between devices.

VMware View for Android intends to give VMware users access to their PC from anywhere, and it works well. It is stable and very professional in its design. At only five megabytes, this app takes up very little space on your mobile device and gives you great power at your fingertips.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.9.0

- Android 9 (Pie) support

You can install Horizon Client for Android on an Android 9 (Pie) device.

- IPv6 support

You can now use Horizon Client for Android in both an IPv6 and IPv4 environment.

- System tray

You can see the system tray items for remote applications.


Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 4.9.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

VMware Horizon Client for Android makes it easy to work on your VMware Horizon virtual desktop and hosted applications from your Android phone or tablet, giving you on-the-go access from any location.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware Horizon virtual desktop or hosted application is required to use the VMware Horizon Client for Android. Contact your IT department for further assistance.

This app uses the Device Administrator permission.



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The adaptive capabilities of the Blast Extreme and PCoIP display protocol make your virtual desktop fast and responsive regardless of whether you are connecting over your corporate WiFi network or over cellular connection at a local cafe.


Whether you're at your desk or away from the office, you're always secure with VMware Horizon. Leverage smart card authentication with the Biometric Associates baiMobile smart card readers. Use the newly integrated RSA soft token for simpler access.

NOTE REGARDING APPLICATION PERMISSIONS: When you install the VMware Horizon Client, you will be prompted to allow the app to read phone status and identity. These permissions are due to the integrated RSA SDK and the RSA soft token feature. For security purposes, the RSA SDK requires access to the phone state, device's network state and Wi-Fi state in order to verify the device's identity.

For more information, refer to RSA FAQ: http://www.rsa.com/android/help120.htm



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