Hulu Plus Hits Android Phones, But Maybe Not Yours

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The Android Market's got lots of apps at this point, sure, but the question was always if it had the right apps. The addition of Hulu Plus today makes for a solid answer. Well, for six handsets, anyway.

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Hulu Plus has begun an "early rollout" on Android, a polite way of saying that it's available for you and you but not the rest of you over there. And the handsets that are compatible include some of the big names—Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix—there are quite a few popular handsets, and countless bitty ones, that are left out in the cold.

It's another one of those Android fragmentation stories, a platform where not all phones are upgraded equal. And tablets, where Hulu Plus would really shine, are even more out in the cold. But for now, if you own one of the chosen six, enjoy! You get a free week-long trial and pay the same $8/month as everyone else thereafter. [Android Market via Hulu Blog]

DISCUSSION

frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I liken the iPhone to a gaming console and Android to a gaming PC. The gaming console can play any game because the games are designed specifically for the console. This may result in limitations on graphics or other features but ensures that when you buy the console, you are guaranteed to be equal with everyone else. With PC gaming, your PC may or may not be able to play the newest games at the highest settings. The advantage is that you can get the best graphics and features whenever you choose to have them but it also means that after a year or so, your rig will no longer be able to play the top of the line games on the highest settings. It's a trade-off.

Disclaimer: I'm an Android user and I love it but I can see the pros/cons of the fragmentation issue you guys always like to make a big stink about. Personally, I haven't really had too many problems with it (at least not enough to make me want to get an iPhone)