Netflix has finally come to Honeycomb Tablets, sort of. Netflix has actually only released it for 1 tab in the market, but that didn’t stop XDA. XDA forum member quixin make quick work to pull the apk from his Atrix and make it available for everyone after a recent update from to the Netflix App. I’ve successfully installed and watched several shows and parts of movies. I will agree its working near flawlessly on my XOOM. It seems most every tab that it has been installed on works. XOOM, G-Slate, Dell Streak 7, Acer Iconia A500, Galaxy Tab, and this includes non-rooted devices as well. The only complaint is coming from Transformer owners who are unable to get the apk to work. Thanks quixin for pulling that so quickly and once again thank you XDA! –Greg
Turning your Samsung Captivate into a mobile hotspot with Froyo (Android 2.2) couldn’t be any easier. Setting this up is easier than setting up your home network. Its minimal options make it both easy for the average joe and boring for the geeks. I had this setup with 2 iPhones connected to me in under a minute. The speeds were getting better than 250k down and 75k up. Considering that’s over 4 times the speed of dial up, I’d say it’s not to shabby. This of course was through AT&T’s lovely 3G network. 1 thing to note is I’m using the leaked I897UCJI6 version of Froyo from xda, which I’ve posted just recently. Lucky for me I was grandfathered into the unlimited data plan so I can suck it up for now. I’m very curious to see when the official Froyo build comes out if AT&T will have removed the Mobile AP feature altogether or add some nifty feature that tells AT&T to start running the meter. If that’s the case I will hang on to my leaked Froyo even after the official release.
Accessing and setting up the hotspot is pretty simple so I’m not going to narrate, but if you do have any questions let me know I’d be glad to help. -Greg
Torrents for both official versions of Android 2.1 and 2.2, for the Samsung Captivate, have been added below and on Demonoid. These are the official versions posted by designgears in the xda developers forums. These are odin 1 clicks, so it can’t get any easier.
Android 2.1 (stock) for Samsung Captivate – Torrent
Android 2.1 (stock) xda developers forum – link
Android 2.2 (froyo) for Samsung Captivate – Torrent
Android 2.2 (froyo) xda developers forum – link