MWC 2011: LG Revolution spotted running Netflix

Summary:Qualcomm revealed yesterday that the new Snapdragon chips can support Netflix on Android devices. To prove it, the LG Revolution has already been spotted streaming from Netflix at Mobile World Congress.

Qualcomm revealed yesterday that the new Snapdragon platform can support Netflix on Android devices. To prove it, the LG Revolution has already been spotted streaming from Netflix at Mobile World Congress.

The next generation of dual-core and quad-core chips aren't expected to arrive until early 2012, but we can get a peek at the power already. Engadget has a hands-on video of the Android-based LG Revolution running Watch Instantly.

As exciting as this news is for Android users, don't get ahead of yourselves just yet. Phandroid reports that Netflix "will only come pre-installed on devices with hardware that meets security standards" and it will not appear in the Android Market. This could eventually change some day, but given that the chips that support Netflix for Android mobile devices aren't even out yet, that could be a long time from now.

[Image via Engadget]

Topics: Android, Apps, Hardware, Mobile OS, MWC, Security

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