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Sky Go is coming to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month

Updated Also adds on-demand features
Wed Jul 04 2012, 11:52
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TV BROADCASTING OUTFIT Sky has announced plans to bring Sky Go to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handsets by the end of the month, just in time for the rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

This is good news for users who have already made the jump to Android 4.0, as Sky said that the app will be compatible with the HTC Desire S, Desire HD, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XE, Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2 and, of course, the Galaxy S3.

However, it's not such good news for those looking to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as the app won't work with Google's next mobile operating system.

Despite Sky traditionally rolling out new features to IOS first, owners of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered handsets will also get access to Sky Go's new on-demand features, enabling users' to catch up with shows while on the go.

"With the huge and ever-growing popularity of Android devices in the UK it's fantastic to make on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment available to Sky customers for the first time," said Holly Knill, product director of Sky Go.

"This update means customers can enjoy some of the most popular shows such as Sky Atlantic's Mad Men, Veep and hundreds of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, whenever suits them.

"We hope this update to the service offers extra flexibility to Android users and the new option of on-demand viewing makes a richer experience for all Sky customers across all platforms."

It's still unclear when the Sky Go telly catch-up service will be coming to the Iphone and Ipad, and Sky was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

Sky has told us that the on-demand feature is now available on IOS too. µ



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