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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dc7261600, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. dc7261600

    dc7261600 Lurker
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  2. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    That would be a nice surprise. I can't believe I can get Netflix on my Sony Dash but not on my Smartphone.
  3. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

  4. shocka

    shocka Newbie

    if the t-bolt does not get netflix i seriously might wait it out for a phone that does. a 4.3 inch media powerhouse unable to stream netflix movies and tv shows when i already have a netflix account? major fail.
  5. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    My account is itching to try it out.
  6. RideZeLitenin

    RideZeLitenin Well-Known Member

    Why not just release it out for the market then?
    Or are they really still setting up all the security and DCIM and such?
  7. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

  8. Anthony1970

    Anthony1970 Member

    Doubt it. The thunderbolt will be old news by the time it happens.
  9. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    They say it will only work on Snapdragon phones at first, so hello TB
  10. kenyu73

    kenyu73 Well-Known Member

    The newer snapdragons have DRM embedded in the chipset. This is some requirement from Netflix. I'm not sure if the TB has this "newer" snapdragon.

    Rumor has is that Honeycomb has software DRM which passes Netflix's requirements... Why do you ask is this important.. well, Gingerbread 2.3/2.4 is supposed to be the smartphone version of Honeycombs hardware support changes. (cross fingers!)
  11. Diggit

    Diggit Newbie

    Bolt won't get it. This version of Snapdragon processors do not support the required DRM libraries at a hardware level.:(
  12. Zaggs

    Zaggs Well-Known Member

    Thunderbolt is a go! Reread your article. It just says the newer Snapdragon hasn't gone out to consumers, not that its not to the phone makers. The 8655 Snapdragon has DRM listed as a spec and is not used in a phone that has been launched yet.

    Snapdragon | Mobile Processors | Qualcomm

    HTC ThunderBolt? at Verizon

    Also if this page is right the revolution uses the 8255 chip.

  13. Diggit

    Diggit Newbie

    Hope you're right. However, the MyTouch4G has used that chip for about 3 months nows. The Engadget article states no consumer available processors have that capability yet.

    My Touch 4G Link
  14. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    Which chip the Thuderbolt chip or the 8255?
  15. kenyu73

    kenyu73 Well-Known Member

    The TB is listed as a MSM8655 chipset. It's listed as a 1.4ghz processor, so I'm assuming HTC has it clocked down for battery performance.

    Netflix requires DRM (Digital Rights Management) in order to stream.

  16. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    Wow, if that is true.. hello SetCpu on Android Market.

    I was asking the other poster which one the MT4g had for the past few months. He didn't say but I assume he is talking about the 8255 which probably won't get the Netflix app. My sources say even if the Thunderbolt gets the app it won't be anytime soon.

    Edit: See attached Pic straight out of Qualcom's PDF spec sheet.

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  17. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    Hoorah, like I said, Netflix for us TB guys
  18. Zaggs

    Zaggs Well-Known Member

    The no consumer devices part is right, just what I posted was wrong. The LG Revolution will use the 8655 chip (and not the 8255 found in the mt4g), the exact same one in the Thunderbolt.

    LG Revolution dumps Tegra 2, chooses 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8655 instead -- Engadget

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