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Amazon’s Cloud Based Service AppStream Announced


AppStream, a cloud based streaming service was unveiled recently by Amazon.

It’s is a service that will let high end applications to be streamed onto devices that might not come with the processing power to cope up with certain apps.

Naturally, this doesn’t only mean that apps will get streamed on the devices, with this feature quite a few games would be allowed to get streamed onto mobiles that wouldn’t otherwise be able to hold them.

To explain it in detail, the AppStream service will let developers shift the load of processing to mega servers in case of heavy apps or games while the end users will only get the stream that will allow them to access the features.

“AppStream lets you build complex applications that run from simple devices. Your application is not constrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. Instead, it runs on our powerful new g2 instance type and can take advantage of all that the instance has to offer, including high-performance GPU-powered rendering of 2D and 3D graphics.”

This sounds pretty awesome but there still is one problem, not all the regions will have enough broadband connection capacities to support it to the full extent of the service’s capabilities. Nevertheless it is a good move, let’s see how well they can pull it off.