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Netflix For Android Right Around The Corner

Okay here’s the deal. Netflix is coming to Android thanks from some help from Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm the hold up has been in the security. Despite having been in the streaming business longer than Blockbuster for some reason Netflix had some problems with it.  We popped by the Qualcomm booth but it was packed and the video was taking forever because well we hate to see it GSMA but the WIFI SUCKS at Mobile World Congress.

Qualcomm is working on a new 2.5ghz (yes we said it and we’ll say it again 2.5ghz) processor which processes data a minimum of 150% faster than the original Snap Dragon (although the Qualcomm rep told us that anyone with even minor math skills could have deduced that).

With Netflix for Android being powered by the new Qualcomm chip we will be able to watch Netflix movies and streaming tv programs with virtually no lag.

The demo at MWC is the LG Revolution however a piece on Foxnews says that it will becoming to Sprint as well.  A Senior Executive with Qualcomm said “Qualcomm is in a unique position to help bring the most optimized and advanced Android apps to market through working closely with the strong ecosystem of Snapdragon developers like Netflix,

Although no confirmed dates are out yet we’ve been told to expect Netflix for Android in the late spring.

Source: TDG MWC Coverage and Fox News

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  1. I am happy to see that Netflix is getting into the Android market. After streaming Netflix for years, I have grown tired of hunting for something good to watch. I knew there had to be something better and what I found has more features than I can handle! I am now a DISH Network subscriber/employee, and I use their Remote Access app to stream live TV, on demand content and, all of my DVR recordings to my Android. While Netflix is still improving, I will be sticking to my DISH!

  2. *sigh* Netflix has been doing more to reduce piracy by giving people what they want: easy, low cost access to media on just about every device. I have friends who don’t torrent hardly any at all since they can get media on Netflix. Only the stuff they can’t get on Netflix to they bother torrenting.

    I don’t see how content companies are so scared about letting Netflix stream on Android. They still release to DVD’s and Blu-Rays that have been cracked for awhile and are ripped from on a daily basis.

    Does this mean that there will only be Netflix for this particular phone? If so, that’s horribly lame and will only lead to pirating the Netflix app onto other phones. And if you legitimately pay for Netflix, I don’t see any problem with that.

  3. It seems to me to be a lot like the DVD encryption concept where the hardware handles the decrypting.

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