Comcast unveils Android app, looks to stream to iPads

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) views wireless as a way to mobilize its voice, video and Internet products and has "learned a lot" from its wireless relationship with WiMAX provider Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Comcast Cable President Neil Smit said at the 38th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference.

Comcast Xfinity AndroidAt the same time, the company said it is expanding the way it connects to the outside world via an Xfinity Mobile app that will work on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)-powered Android devices that matches one the MSO already offers for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) devices because "we know there were many customers awaiting this release," Cathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of communications and data services said in a news release.

Meanwhile, during a luncheon Q&A at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Smit hailed the recently launched iPad remote application and said that Comcast is developing a program to stream video to the iPad as well. "The way I look at this is it's a real value add. It changes their (iPad users') experience in the way they're working with us and exploring our content," he said.

For more:
- see this news release
- and listen to this UBS conference webcast

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