Parallels 7 Gets Lion-Friendly Features, Android Support

Mac/iOS/Android: The next version of virtualisation software Parallels, which lets you run Windows software on your Mac, is coming September 6, but current users can upgrade now to get support for Lion features like full-screen viewing, simultaneous webcams usage, and more.

Parallels' upgrade page presents a bunch of enhancements and new features that might make the $US49.99 upgrade price tag worth it if you need some new features like using iSight and FaceTime cameras in both Windows and Mac apps or want Lion as the guest OS.

According to the company, the new version also boasts speed enhancements (up to 60 per cent faster for launching Windows apps) and more video memory (up to 1GB) for better video quality.

An Android mobile app is coming, alongside the revamped (since last September) Parallels Mobile app for iOS.

New Parallels users can pick up Parallels Desktop 7 for $US79.99 starting next week or you can buy PD6 and get the free upgrade today if you just can't wait.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac [Parallels via CNET]

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