Android Ustream tablet app release is encouraging, but users still clamor for more

Jul 12, 2011

Hulu Plus apps, which, like Ustream, are premium names in the world of streaming video content. But both Netflix and Hulu Plus come with big caveats: they only work on certain devices, mainly smartphones, and there’s a whole slew of Android tablets out there that they don’t work properly on. Seriously: not being able to watch a movie or TV show from these premium services on a $500 tablet is just absurd.

This future Honeycomb update might help this situation a bit, but it’s still not likely to be an ideal solution. Until Ice Cream Sandwich drops in our laps (later this year, fingers crossed), and Google finally gets to better address the fragmentation issues that have slowed down Android development for years, video lovers with Android tablets may still view their iPad-owning friends with just a little bit of envy.

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Marty Gabel

Marty is the former Associate Editor for Appolicious and He lives with his wife and infant daughter in Chicago, via London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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