UK Android fans we have some news for you. The BBC iPlayer is set to be available to all using Android2.2 (aka Froyo) as it trickles out to Android users because of the Flash 10.1 compatibility it provides.
There are a few issues with it. It’ll only work over Wi-Fi, so there will be no streaming over 3G. You’ll also need a handset with a powerful processor, so your average mid-range Android handset is not going to cut it. But with only the likes of the Nexus One or the HTC Evo, which has / will get upgraded this year. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem for those users.
Rather than a full-on Android iPlayer app, BBC iPlayer will be available through a browser-based site which has been specially tweaked for touchscreen devices, which will probably be similar to the PS3 version of the BBC iPlayer.