Baidu unveils remote Android app platform
Baidu has unveiled a remote Android application platform to tap the growing demand for digital activities as users can run Android applications through remote cloud computing service.
Ma Jie, Baidu's vice president, said the 5G mobile network will boost online remote gaming which is an industry with a potential market value of 100 billion yuan (US$14.08 billion).
“The 5G network will be widely deployed this year with China set to become the largest country with 5G applications, which would benefit the remote application platform so that we would help better connect Internet of Things devices for individual users," he told an online conference on Wednesday.
Remote working, gaming and virtual reality applications have experienced booming demand in recent months and Baidu is among the Internet companies seeking to leverage that trend.
By combining the search giant's ARM server (advanced RISC machine server), cloud computing capabilities and Android operation system, gamers can access the latest titles without being equipped with high-end processors and display facilities.
Users of various kinds of smart devices such as TV sets and tablets and even some outdated Android phones can access the remote platform and they don't have to download and install games or other Internet applications on their own device.