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Android to Support 20th Century Fox Blu-ray Movie Downloads

Leading American film studio Twentieth Century Fox is bringing its films to Smartphones and tablet computers powered by Google’s Android operating system.

According to The Financial Times (opens in new tab), Los Angeles, California-based subsidiary of the News Corp. has revealed that the production house is gearing up to bring its films to Google’s Android platform with the launch of Blu-ray discs.

Users will be able to transfer their Blu-ray copy of X-Men: First Class produced by Twentieth Century Fox to their Android-based Smartphones or tablet computers from October this year. The service will be made available in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

“Given its strong growth as a mobile operating system, the support for Android is an important move for us because it further enhances Blu-ray discs as the best way to get your movies to all your screens,” the senior vice president for marketing division at the Fox studio, Vincent Marcais stated.

Google Inc. is currently being supported by online movie rental service Netflix for a limited range of Android devices while Google’s own movie rental service for Android is expected to arrive soon.

With more than 500,000 Android devices being activated daily across the globe, Twentieth Century Fox is looking to cash on a service which is estimated to capture at least half of the market share by the end of this year.

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