OnLive has been a distributed service for gaming that takes the power needed by complex games and remotely handles them, passing visual info to the client devices using compression algorithm thereby making pictures improve or worsen based on their bandwidth. Local processing is not entailed by it literally – only a minimum amount is used for serving client app and shuffling the input back to its servers – a total usage of 2MBps (5Mbps recommended) for performing the same.
Android is now increasing the reach of Online from TVs and desktops to the mobile phones.
The appearance of OnLive on smartphones and tablets is being considered momentous. Even though smartphone and tablet gaming are super-hyped, traditional gamers wish to play games that have not been provided in mobile space. Playing games like Batman or L.A. Noire requires PCs, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
The smartphone/tablet version of online is launching around 25 games, adaptive to touchscreen use. Unexpected games like LA. Noire, LEGO Batman and the likes have been included.
For trying this out, all one needs to do is get the free app of OnLive client, which has been made available in the Android Market and offers LEGO Batman free. This will help you check out how the connection works with 3G or 4G, with OnLive claiming total compatibility with service provided by 4G LTE. The Universal OnLive Controller, costing $49.99, has not yet been made available (but is expected “soon”). Hence, this is the best chance of getting the app free along with a game like LEGO Batman.