First processor series to receive Netflix HD certification for mobile is the TI OMAP4

First processor series to receive Netflix HD certification for mobile is the TI OMAP4
The first processor series to receive the coveted Netflix HD certificationfor mobile is the TI OMAP4. Because the latter offers M-Shield security and the quad-radio WiLink connectivity, Netflix HD will stream videos securely over devices with these chips under the hood. At the same time, it will offer low CPU loading which allows the processor to multitask and do other things besides concentrate on playing videos. Battery life is supposed to be much better with Netflix HD and videos will stream at 1080p on the handset's screen or on bigger displays by mirroring the phone on a big screen television. Texas Instruments says it is the first time that Netflix has certified its HD technology with "end to end protection on a mobile device."

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.

source: DroidLife

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