Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

An upgraded application for Android supports multitasking and can connect over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks

Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.

Features of the app include a 300 percent zoom, support for multitasking and full keyboard functionality, including keys like Alt, Ctrl and Tab. On PCs, users can also lock the keyboard and blank the screen on the computer they access.

The new app requires Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or higher.

GoToMyPC apps are available free of charge for iOS on the App Store, and for Android on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android. A GoToMyPC subscription is also required for the host Mac or PC, which costs from US$9.95 per month for one computer and one user.

Citrix announced the new Android app at the Citrix Summit partner conference in Barcelona on Monday.

At the event, the company also introduced expansion of its Citrix Ready technology verification program.

There are now verifications for thin clients and zero clients that have implemented HDX, as well as verifications for cloud applications, technologies and solutions have been tested and work with Citrix's Cloudstack-based CloudPlatform.

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