Qualcomm Snapdragon Devices to See Netflix First

You’ve been waiting patiently for an official Netflix application to come to Android.  Lord knows, we have too.  Well, the end of the tunnel is nearing as Qualcomm dropped a bit of great news on us today.  Future Android devices running the Snapdragon platform will be able to access instant streaming of their favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix.  According to a press release, this chipset is optimized to bring not only terrific performance , but it’s also secure enough for the guys at Netflix.  

Snapdragon processors are designed to deliver dynamic performance and media protection features in a turnkey package, allowing the devices they power to more easily pass through the approval process required for Netflix certification. Additionally, Netflix video decoding is handled by highly efficient dedicated hardware, extending battery life and improving picture quality. – excerpt from press release

There’s no indication yet as to which devices will see Netflix first, nor whether today’s current Snapdragon handsets will get any preferential treatment.  We’re all over this one so be sure to check back!

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5 Comments

  1. Gary
    February 14, 21:27 Reply

    Just release it!
    And where’s 2.3 for the G2, Google?

    • Jeran
      February 14, 21:56 Reply

      Why does everyone think it’s Google’s responsibility to bring updates to phones? Try asking T-mobile where your update it. Root the damn thing and you won’t have to wait.

  2. Bobby Z
    February 15, 00:03 Reply

    Yes Jeran. I’m sure Netflix will add their app to rooters.

  3. Bobby Z
    February 15, 00:06 Reply

    Thought they would have figured that sooner when blockbuster started putting apps on these things.

  4. Goldni
    February 15, 17:05 Reply

    Just how much into the future? I mean is the Thunderbolt going to be capable or are we talking the new dualcore Snapdragons? Come to think of it, this may have been what was holding Qualcomm’s progress on the dualcore Snapdragons… Hmmm… It sure is a nice exclusive for HTC to land. Being last out of the dualcore gate may allow Qualcomm some advantages afterall.

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