Microsoft is working on a Remote Desktop client for Windows Phone

Microsoft released Remote Desktop apps for Android and iOS, but a Windows Phone solution is still nowhere to be seen. Not all is lost as the company confirmed with The Next Web today that a Windows Phone app is well on its way, but there's no word as to when we can expect to see it arrive on the store.

Here's what a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement:

"Remote desktop on phones is a relatively rare usage scenario. That said, we are working on a version of the app for Windows Phone. We’ll be able to share timeframe at a later point in time."

While it still doesn't make up for the fact Windows Phone is coming second, it's a relatively true statement. Mobile handsets aren't the most ideal solution for remote desktop access due to smaller screens. Still, it would be great to have the client available for those moments when you only require quick access.

We'll have to wait until Microsoft is ready to launch Remote Desktop on Windows Phone, but at least it's on the way. For now, try out alternatives like TeamViewer.

Source: The Next Web

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.