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Will This Phone Support Netflix?


Mar 22, 2011, 12:23 AM
It is a DRM issue. iPhone and Windows Mobile support it. The LG Revolution a new version Qualcomm Snapdragon, still based on the A8 Cortex, was shown with Netflix.

However Samsung is using Samsung's own Humminbird version of the A8 Cortex. As you would expect from a video company vs. a datacomm company, Samsung's version has had better graphics. Enough better that a v2.1 Hummingbird runs smoother than a v2.2 Snapdragon.

However, does the Hummingbird have the hardware for DRM? Did Samsung make the iPhone processors? The iPhone was the first to support Netflix.

The idea of watching movies on the train is attractive, although many of the classic movies I like are not on Netflix streaming service.

Apr 24, 2011, 12:31 PM
All of the Androids are based on an ARM Cortex processor. The TrustZone feature of the design is optional in the implementation and appears to be the key for digital rights management.

Samsung has their Samsung Media Hub, at absolutely ridicously high prices compared to Netflix and Hulu Plus, already available on all Galaxy S phones and pads. The Droid Charge is a Galaxy S with LTE, updated screen technology (super AMOLDE Plus) and a slighly unusual shape.

Net: I would expect the Droid Charge to support it. Not sure about the HTC Thunderbolt; Verizon sent me an e-mail, point blank, no. It is supposed to be introduced on the LG Revolution when it is released, possibly to built interest in that phone.

My guess is it will be available ...

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