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Android Gets Netflix HD.. with a catch


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted July 05 2011 - 12:12 PM

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First, the big news:  Android gets Netflix HD!   (Which, basically has been on iPhone/iPad, and even Windows Phone 7 for a bit)


The Catch:   It only runs on Gingerbread, not Honeycomb or earlier, 2.3.4 or better apply, but not 3.0.. and..


Oh wait..


And now we get into the Linux problem "my OS is cool!"  "Yes!"  "I've got this and that!"  "Yes.. hey, I can't get that.. what's the deal"  "Well, I'm running SuSe.."  "Oh, I'm on Mandriva, but they are both RPM based, shouldn't I get that?"  "No, because I'm kernel/step X.X, and you're X.Y"  "Ooooh.  Ok, how do I get to there from here?"  "........"








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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Hanson

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Posted July 05 2011 - 12:44 PM



Originally Posted by mattCR 

The Catch:   It only runs on Gingerbread, not Honeycomb or earlier, 2.3.4 or better apply, but not 3.0.



You missed one more BIG catch -- you need an OMAP 4 device because it's the only processor that can handle the DRM.  As a matter of fact, since pretty much all OMAP 4 devices will ship  with Gingerbread, the processor is the real limitation.  So no HTC or Samsung devices need apply.  This is pretty much limited to Moto devices, and not the Tegra2 Moto devices.




#3 of 5 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted July 05 2011 - 01:33 PM

Can I run it on a rooted NC (w/ a custom ROM version of Gingerbread), which basically has the same underlying core hardware as a Droid X? Posted Image


Not that I really care since I don't do NF... Posted Image


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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted July 06 2011 - 04:06 AM

It still amazes me that in an age where we have beautiful big screen TVs, people would want to watch "HD" on a 4 inch screen.

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Posted July 06 2011 - 04:33 PM

Unfortunately, my 61" HDTV won't fit in my pocket.