Originally Posted by Mary Branscombe, techradar.com.
You can already get a version of Photoshop for Android and iPad, but it only has a fraction of the features in the Windows and Mac versions.
Partly that’s because a touch screen doesn’t give you the fine control you need for complex editing, but it’s also because the ARM processor isn’t powerful enough to run all the processing intensive filters. On a Mac or PC, those features use both the CPU and the GPU to run faster.
Now that Nvidia has the VGX technology that lets multiple virtual machines use one Nvidia graphics card both for displaying the screen and running GPU calculations (like hardware accelerating a browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer), running a whole Windows desktop is only the first step. Why not just run part of the application in the cloud, inside a native Android or iOS application?