HBO is expanding it's reach to subscribers who have Android handsets and tablets. The service, known as HBO Go, is part of HBOs "TV Everywhere" initiative and will be available on both Android (note the Motorola Droid X in the commercial below), as well as iOS platforms. It will enable users to stream content from every episode of HBO original series, as well as hit movies. In addition, Max Go, which is based on their sister network Cinemax, will also be available.
As if the Cable TV companies didn't have enough to worry about, there comes a new global survey to suggest that tablets are rapidly becoming the entertainment device of choice ahead of televisions and PCs. The survey, conducted by Google Mobile, found that 77% of those asked reduced usage of their PCs after buying a tablet computer. Of that 77%, 43% say a tablet has replaced their computers altogether. Additionally, a full 1/3 of those surveyed stated that they use their tablets more often for entertainment than their televisions. Further, 84% state they use their tablets to play games.
Hulu has quietly leaked on their website that their popular subscription streaming TV service will join it's trifecta of Apple platforms with Android access to select OS 2.2 (Froyo) phones. There's no word on which specific handsets are supported, and frankly, does it really matter? If the phone runs Froyo, why should it matter? Well, it may be that the term "select" is to insulate Hulu from the root community out there which is placing Froyo and other Android OS flavors on older handsets.
While Android may not be the highest name on the totem when it comes to media consumption, especially for streaming media, we know that it's going to change in the near future. With Netflix on the way, eventually, another heavy hitter in the market that people have been clamoring for is Hulu, and now it's been officially unveiled that the video streaming service is on its way to Android.
The second leak of future Dell Android devices comes in any color you like long as its black (car guys gets this). This phone will be called the Thunder and with it comes a new UI made by Dell called Stage. Like the last leaked phone by Dell, there’s good news and bad news with this device as well.