Jul 15 AT 4:24 PM Anthony Domanico 20 Comments

[RUMOR] Netflix makes its way to Honeycomb via Lenovo’s IdeaPad K1

One of the biggest gripes I’ve had with the Android tablet market thus far has been the dearth of applications for Honeycomb, Google’s Android tablet operating system. The biggest omission to date has arguably been Netflix, which seemed as though it would be a shoe-in for tablets since these devices are often purchased for their multimedia capabilities.

The main reason we have yet to see Netflix on any Honeycomb tablets has been the fact that these tablets are sporting NVIDIA‘s Tegra 2 processor. Though NVIDIA announced back at CES that they were working closely with Netflix to bring the popular streaming movie service to Tegra-toting tablets and smartphones, it’s now six months later with a total of zero Tegra devices supporting Netflix.

It seems this will change next week when Lenovo officially launches their IdeaPad K1. According to one of our tipsters who has managed to get their hands on the K1 from Office Depot, Netflix is not only fully supported on the K1, it actually comes preloaded on the device. Since we don’t have any visual proof of this rumor, we have a few reservations. But it comes from a credible enough source that we deemed the rumor post-worthy.

Whether or not this signifies the release of Netflix on the likes of Motorola’s Xoom or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 remains to be seen, though we’ll be sure to update you once we know more.

Does the fact that the IdeaPad K1 supports Netflix have you leaning towards picking up the IdeaPad over other Honeycomb tablets?  Anyone out there already get their hands on an IdeaPad K1 via the Office Depot pre-orders that started going out a few days ago? Did you notice Netflix support as well? Sound off in the comments.

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    Besides the fact I still do not have full sd support yet on my xoom.not having netfix is my biggest gripe. Down right annoying truthfully

    • BiGMERF

      Im still holding out and hoping this is a sign.. Maybe the guys over at XDA can take this app and do something with it.. Looking forward to seeing some confirmation that it is even on honeycomb yet

  • http://Website secretary of fragmentation

    i smell fragmentation…

    • http://Website Aaron

      Fitting for one holding your office.

  • http://Website Vance

    Just in time for the big price hike! Bravo Netflix; any other brilliant business decisions coming down the pipe? Perhaps, you could just issue a statement to all present and future competitors announcing open season on your once highly protected network of loyal fans and customers.

  • http://Website Trill

    The xoom just got sdcard support with 3.2 but I’m disappointed since its read only meaning you can’t use a file manager to copy things from internal to external. I love my xoom and I could easily remote desktop to my PC for now.

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    now i hope it comes to my galaxy tab 10.1

  • http://Website Joanna

    I already have netflix on my iPad 2.

    Further proof android is crap and always behind. Android developers are also mostly unemployed, amateurs and cant buy an iPad, people say.

    • http://Website Jesse

      I find it difficult that someone that has an ipad even reads up about android. But why be so negative? Anyone can use an ipad. But people that use android enjoy control over their devise without Steve Jobs telling us how to use it. In time android will be superior and people like you will be hoppinon the bandwagon.

      • http://Website Al

        YES! And that’s why I sold my Apple products and switched to Android. Yes I was an Apple fanboy ugh lol.

  • http://Website jon

    I have the ideapad K1. Picked it up at Office Depot thursday. Downloaded netflix from Market last night and it works great

    • BiGMERF

      there is your confirmation..!

    • http://Website Eric

      Mind pulling a copy of the apk for me? I want to try it on my Xoom. Titanium backup should do it. zonk7ate9 [at] gmail [dot com =)

      • BiGMERF

        Eric , please let us know how you make out !

    • http://Website Tim

      Any chance I could get a copy of that apk tkrahling at gmail dot com please

  • http://Website +0

    ipad is superior

  • http://Website Eric

    I have an Acer Iconia A500 and I grabbed it from the market today.

    • emh049

      Eric… have you used the Netflix app to actually watch a movie? Looking to buy the Acer, but I read that no one who has it can watch movies on it.

  • http://www.thinkpadtoday.com Ian Orford

    Im pretty excited about Lenovo’s Ideapad k, really looks cool and fast! but im anticipating about his cousin Thinkpad Tablet


    What guys think about it?

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    Having Netflix on your Tablet is simply awesome. I hope Netflix will be available on more tablets soon.