First processor series to receive Netflix HD certification for mobile is the TI OMAP41
Bill Holmes, the Vice President Business Development for Netflix, said that the company has a history of streaming video to PCs, video game platforms and television sets among other devices, and was looking for a partner who could produce semiconductors for the mobile industry that could bring Netflix HD to mobile phones in a safe and secure manner. He added that the architecture of the TI OMAP4 and its M-Shield security will allow Android users to instantly watch "unlimited TV shows and movies on Android devices."
The Motorola DROID 3, due to ship Thursday for Direct Fulfillment orders and be in the stores on July 14th as we reported, is expected to have a TI OMAP4 processor under the hood, which could allow it to be the first smartphone to eventually offer the HD version of the mobile Netflix application. According to Texas Instruments, handsets with the certified chipset will be launched in the future with the Netflix HD application pre-installed.