Qualcomm has announced at the Mobile World Congress this week that its Android devices manufactured in the future with the new Snapdragon processors will have native support for streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix.
The new Snapdragon processor provide high performance and media protection perfect to pass through the Netflix certification approval process. All videos streamed via Netflix are then decoded by dedicated hardware, enhancing the image quality and extending battery life of the mobile device.
Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, code-named Krait, will redefine performance for the industry, offering speed of up to 2.5GHz per core and delivering 150% higher overall performance, as well as 65% lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores.
Liat Ben-Zur, senior director of software strategy and ecosystems for Qualcomm explains:
“We’re excited about this collaborative effort to help bring the Netflix application to Android devices running on the Snapdragon platform. Qualcomm is in a unique position to help bring the most optimized and advanced Android apps to market through working closely with the strong ecosystem of Snapdragon developers like Netflix,”