Netflix Expands Android Support, Now Works With All 2.2 & 2.3 Devices [News]

Matt Smith 14-09-2011

Netflix Expands Android Support, Now Works With All 2.2 & 2.3 Devices [News] netflixandroidthumb11Though Netflix arrived on Android in May, its rollout to devices has been slow and on a device-by-device basis. As a result, many devices that seemed to have the required hardware were left out in the cold. Now, for owners of Android 2.2 and 2.3 A Quick Guide To Android Versions & Updates [Android] If someone tells you they’re running Android, they’re not saying as much as you’d think. Unlike the major computer operating systems, Android is a broad OS that covers numerous versions and platforms. If you’d like... Read More smartphones, that’s in the past.


Netflix’s latest update of its Android app surprisingly states that it supports all Android smartphones running 2.2 or 2.3. This greatly expands the number of devices that have access to the service. According to the Android Developers website, over 82% of current installations are one of these two more recent incarnations. Only the 13% of users still owning Android 2.1 devices are likely to feel a bit miffed.

Netflix Expands Android Support, Now Works With All 2.2 & 2.3 Devices [News] netflixandroid12

This isn’t the end of device-by-device support, however. Android Honeycomb is still not fully supported, but in earlier announcements Netflix provided support for the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, one of the newer tablets on the market.

Hopefully Netflix support will be extended to all Honeycomb tablets The 3 Best Android Tablets Available Today That A Buyer Should Check Out While the iPad was able to jump on the tablet market before anyone else, Android tablets from competitors are starting to flow like water. There’s now a wide variety of options available and many of... Read More quickly, but don’t hold your breath. Less than two percent of Android users have the tablet version of the OS, which means there’s little incentive for Netflix to prioritize that branch of the operating system.

Source: PC World

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