The Official Netflix Blog Has posted an update stating the service will be on Android devices starting the beginning of next year. This marks Netflix being available on three major Smartphone platforms joining iPhone and Windows Phone 7. They are happy to bring the service to Android's large user base on yet undisclosed initial handsets with more to follow. The wait thus far has been credited to security issues leading to piracy concerns.
"Although we don't have a common platform security mechanism and DRM, we are able to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content protection to their devices. Unfortunately, this is a much slower approach and leads to a fragmented experience on Android, in which some handsets will have access to Netflix and others won't…But I'm happy to announce we'll launch select Android devices that will instantly stream from Netflix early next year."