Sky Go, the app that transforms a regular smartphone into a mini television, might be arriving soon on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The app was available on older Android platforms but had been discovered to be incompatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, causing some disappointment among users on the latest iteration of the Android OS.
Currently, Sky Go is supported by selected handset models that had Android 2.3.x Gingerbread running, such as the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, and HTC Incredible. It had been reason enough for some to delay purchasing a device that came with Android 4.0 since it meant they would no longer be able to enjoy the app.
Earlier, Sky Go had already sent out an update that would enable the app to support Android 4.0, but it was immediately pulled out since some had complained that it did not work. The team behind Sky Go then had to work further to fix the bugs and other issues, do more testing, and apologize to the consumers. This time, they had not specified an expected date of arrival of the upgrade, but are generally expected to push out the upgrade soon.
Samsung is one of those companies that are particularly excited about the Sky Go upgrade, and is hoping to offer it soon on the new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
For those unfamiliar with Sky Go, it is a free app that enables users to get reception from Sky TV on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and even on PCs. There are 40 channels on offer, including ESPN, Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Sky News, and eleven movie channels. On top of that, there is a library of archived content.
The team behind Sky Go is presumably taking its time since the extensive service gives them a lot to manage. In addition, it is taking necessary precautions in order that some of its offered content may not be pirated.