Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and First-gen DROID each get Netflix app ported to it
posted by Alan F. / May 12, 2011, 11:30 PM
The Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and the first-gen DROID can be loaded up with Netflix. First, you need to have the model running Gingerbread either from a leaked version of Android 2.3 or from a custom ROM that runs Gingerbread. Click on over to the sourcelink for the apk.
As one Motorola DROID X owner said about running the Netflix app on his phone, "Note for DX: I'm running the first GB leak, rooted, build 4.5.573 and it's working flawlessly. Some people on .588 are reporting it doesn't work, those on .591 and .595 seem to be having success."
The three DROID models are close to EOL status with replacement models on the way. Most likely we will see the Netflix app launch for the Motorola DROID X2 and the DROID 3 and perhaps even come pre-installed on one or both models. In the meantime, if you are ambitious enough and don't want to take no for an answer, install the apk from the sourcelink and within 30 minutes you will be sitting back with liquid refreshment in one hand, watching a movie on your DROID from Netflix's vast portfolio of celluloid.
source: Xda-developers via AndroidCentral
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WOOOOOOOOOOT congrats Droid users. .. Please go for HTC Incredible 2.. before my fiancee kills me lol
posted on May 12, 2011, 11:37 PM 1
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posted on May 12, 2011, 11:39 PM 0
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What's the reason they just can't release it for say 2.1 and up so all Android devices can run it? This is the exact kind of fragmentation Android naysayers use to make their arguments valid. And to be frank, it shows it to be true. There is no reason apps can't be made with minimum requirements that are still able to take advantage of maximum specs. Its backward compatibility.
posted on May 13, 2011, 1:42 AM 1
It's Netflix that has to make sure DRM works correctly on each of the android phones. The bloody Droid is essentially a 2.1 Android device, but I'm guessing that DRM is easier to get running on a 2.3 device hence Netflix working on those phones specifically. One's that can run 2.3 and upgrade to it. Anything that can't upgrade to 2.2 and run without issues wouldn't be worth their time. Seriously though, if your phone can't run something it just doesn't show up in the Market, simple enough. Your point about backward compatibility makes no damn sense, backward compatibility just means that older things will run on a newer system, not newer programs running on an older system...that itself is a serious task to deal with as some pre 2.2 phones might not have the throughput to support streaming of netflix anyway.
posted on May 13, 2011, 2:53 AM 2
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