Netflix HD Certification Gained by TI OMAP4 Processor
It would appear that certain Android based smartphones that feature a IT OMAP4 processor may have just become a whole lot more attractive a proposition for buyers, as apparently Texas Instruments as now announced that their OMAP4 processor is the first to gain Netflix HD certification for mobile.
According to the guys over at Droid-life, Texas Instruments were able to hit the strict security levels via their M-Shield tech, and whilst maintaining low CPU loading so mobile devices can still run other services and app was also able to deliver optimal playback time.
Thus now with gaining Netflix HD certification, those Android smartphones sporting a IT OMAP4 processor will be able to steam 1080p HD content or even mirror said content to their big screen TV or large monitor ad the like.
The director of OMAP User Experience Team for Texas Instruments, Fred Cohen says, “TI is proud to be the first to achieve this coveted certification and to provide the solution that ensures a strong balance of performance, security and power efficiency as Netflix experiences migrate to the mobile world.”
While the VP of Business Development for Netflix, Bill Holmes said, “TI’s OMAP architecture and M-Shield security will set the stage for a high-performance, low-power, secure platform that will help Netflix members instantly watch unlimited TV shows and movies on Android devices.”
The Android Central guys are almost certain that the Motorola Droid 3 packs an IT OMAP4 processor, so they presume the Droid 3 just might get a little Netfix HD love at some point in the future, and although the Droid 3 only has a 4-inch display it does do HDMI mirroring.
According to the Texas Instruments announcement, additional streaming security was gained via the use of, “Wi-Fi-based WEP, WPA and WPA2 protocols, part of TI’s WiLink 7.0 solution–the industry’s only single chip to include Wi-Fi, BluetoothÂ®, GPS and FM technologies.”
Furthermore the OMAP4 Netflix certification currently supports Android 2.3 Gingerbread and additional Android device support is planned for later in the year, while Android handsets with an OMAP4 processor driven Netflix app pre-installed are to be released in the “near future.”
So there you go, if you do happen to purchase an Android smartphone that does come with a Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor powering the device you should be able to get it on with some Netflix HD streaming lover at some point in the future.