Sky Go comes to Jelly Bean on Google Nexus 4 and more

Sky Go now works on Jelly Bean devices including the Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, and other Android phones and tablets.

The Sky's the limit for Android, as Sky Go comes to more phones -- including the Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, and other phones and tablets running Jelly Bean.

The new phones that can now watch movies, sport and live telly on the Sky Go app include the Sony Xperia S , Sony Xperia T and LG Optimus 4X HD . HTC owners can now watch Sky on their HTC Desire X One X , One XL, One S or One V .

Samsung's line-up now includes the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE , Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Note 2 .

The app finally works on the Google Nexus 4, powered by Jelly Bean. And you can also now watch Sky Go on the 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet, which also packs Jelly Bean.

With the One XL and S3 LTE you can watch Sky Go over 4G, speeding up streaming of movies and TV -- but you do have to have a 4G contract with EE.

There are now 25 Android devices capable of watching Sky telly while out and about. The other phones that support the app are the HTC Desire, Desire S , Desire HD, Incredible S , Sensation , and Sensation XE ; and the Samsung Galaxy S , Galaxy S2 , Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus , and original Galaxy Note.

Sky's online catch-up and on-demand service offers 43 live channels including Sky Sports and Sky Movies. But Sky angered customers with its piecemeal support for Android phones and complete lack of support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's software for mobile phones and tablets. Customers complained that they could not upgrade to Jelly Bean because they'd lose access to Sky Go -- the same problem that affected Ice Cream Sandwich .

With its stranglehold on new movies and wide range of sport, losing the app was a major blow -- and customers were unhappy that the iPad and iPhone 5 got the app first.

What do you think of Sky Go? Is your phone supported? How do you watch telly and movies on the go? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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