Sunday, November 14, 2010

Netflix To Come To Choose Android Gadgets Early Next Year

More people are wondering the place Netflix has been for the Android platform. There was several rumors for months on end and we nonetheless don't have it however now we at the very least know why. Greg Peters of Netflix Product Growth wrote concerning the motive why in the company blog tonight, explaining why the iPhone and Windows Phone 7 get streaming movies and Androids don't. It primarily comes all the way down to "the shortage of a generic and full platform safety and content material protection mechanism accessible for Android," Peters wrote, persevering with with:

    The identical security points that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it tough for us to safe a common Digital Rights Administration (DRM) system on these devices. Setting apart the debate across the worth of content material protection and DRM, they're necessities we should fulfill in an effort to receive content from main studios for our subscribers to enjoy. Although we do not have a typical platform safety mechanism and DRM, we're able to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content material protection to their devices.

There may be some good news although, Peters say that they will "launch select Android units that can instantly stream from Netflix early next year," and they'll proceed to work with carriers and manufacturers to develop a greater resolution for the whole Android platform. He makes it seem to be Netflix itself can be "launching" new devices, however that could be a bit unlikely. Terms reminiscent of "choose devices" and "early next yr" do make us wonder if an impending Android OS, comparable to Gingerbread or two Honeycomb have something to do with that. It's something that may't come soon enough though and many individuals might be excited about.

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