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Android 2.2 to get BBC iPlayer: In your face, iPhone 4

Yes, that’s right folks. We’re so iPhone-d out that we’ve managed to take an entirely unrelated story and shoe-horn the iPhone 4 into the title. Apologies.

Anyway, Android fans – this one’s for you. The BBC iPlayer is set to be available to all using Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) as it trickles out to Android users because of the Flash 10.1 compatibility it provides.

There are a few provisos, a couple of quid pro quos. It’ll only work over Wi-Fi, so 3G is off the table. You’ll also need a handset with a powerful processor, so your average mid-range Android handset is not going to cut it. But with only the likes of the Google Nexus One slated for the OS upgrade in the near future, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for now.

Rather than a full-on Android iPlayer app, BBC iPlayer will be available through a browser-based site which has been specially tweaked for touchscreen devices.

[Source: TechRadar]


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