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Sky Go’s limited Android launch

Sky Go on AndroidSky Go has arrived on the top seven Android handsets, but there’s no joy for owners of tablets or anyone who’s upgraded to Android 4.0.

The app gives Sky subscribers access to entertainment channels including Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic and – if their subscription covers it – Sky Sports and Sky Movies.

It’s available to owners of the top seven Android handsets, covering about 60 per cent of the Android market, but only if they’re running Android 2.2 or 2.3 – not the new Ice Cream Sandiwch (Android 4.0) which is being rolled out to the latest handsets.

A Sky spokesperson said: “We appreciate that the lack of availability on tablets and earlier versions of the Android operating system could be frustrating for some customers, but we are continually working on the Android version of Sky Go and to deliver updated versions.”

The supported handsets are the HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S2.

Streaming for Sky Go is also restricted to WiFi, and it won’t run on rooted handsets where the copy protection could be compromised.

Sky TV customers will be able to access all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News and 11 Sky Movies channels in line with their subscription, along with Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1 and Sky Atlantic.

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