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TI OMAP 4 phones get Netflix HD certification

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jul 2011 0:13 User comments (2)

TI OMAP 4 phones get Netflix HD certification Texas Instruments has said today that Netflix has given their OMAP 4 platform Netflix HD certification, meaning all future OMAP 4-based devices will have built-in capability to stream HD Netflix films.
Says TI (via PCM):

Essentially, [Netflix HD] is a new app, which can be pre-installed on an OEM's device that has itself obtained Netflix certification. The app can also be installed on a certified device that is already on the market, through a secure OTA (over the air) upgrade.


A few OMAP 4 devices coming in the near future are the LG Thrill 4G, the LG Optimus 3D and allegedly the Droid 3.

Netflix is only currently available on a few Android devices, and the company has blatantly said that fragmentation has made it very tough to roll out the service to more devices.

Adds Fred Cohen, director of the OMAP User Experience team at TI:

TI is proud to be the first to achieve this coveted certification and to provide the solution that ensures a strong balance of performance, security and power efficiency as Netflix experiences migrate to the mobile world. Our OMAP processors deliver rich, life-like experiences on mobile devices, while our M-Shield technology stands as the guard dog, protecting customer, content provider and consumer assets. It's the best of both worlds, driving new growth opportunities for Netflix in the Android marketplace.

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16.7.2011 4:50

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Netflix is only currently available on a few Android devices, and the company has blatantly said that fragmentation has made it very tough to roll out the service to more devices.

Yeah...but that was a lie; the app works on any android device with at least as much power as the original droid and which has froyo or better; netflix even removed the device check so that it would run on devices that they have not gotten around to certifying...the only issue is that you have to manually install the app; it isn't in the market for most phones.

Netflix certification is just like microsoft certification; a company pays money for a certification that end users think was earned. The fact that they are certifying a chip, without knowledge of the OS or the screen dimensions should be proof of that.


26.7.2011 5:47

Nothing beats watching HD on a 4 inch screen. This would only make sense if the phone or other device that will use this has HDMI out. HD on a 4 inch screen or smaller just does not make any sense at all.

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