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Sky Go for Android available on 22 February

Sky's new Android app will only be available on "the most popular" smartphones.

TechRadar has revealed today that Sky Go is set to be released on Android smartphones on the 22nd February and that the much sought after app could even be ready before then.

The website reports that it has spoken to sources "close to the matter" (which Sky began development of at the sometime as the iPhone app) and are currently in the testing stages and that it is "being readied for a 22 February release".

Sky have neither confirmed or denied this report. However the TV company released an official statement towards the end of last year saying the Android app would be ready 'in the coming months', and last month revealed that 'Sky Go for Android coming in February'.

The Satellite TV provider have also already said that initally the app will only be available for Android smarthpone users with "the most popular" handsets, which Sky has deemed as HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S2. Sky have yet to mention if the app will work on Android tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The new Sky Go Android app is not expected to be too dissimilar to the iOS Sky Go app, you can read the review of that here: Sky Go review. Since the launch of the iPhone and iPad app Sky Go has been extremely popular with Apple and Sky subscribers - especially when it comes to live sports, with Sky Go viewing figures reaching 3.1m total live views thanks to Spurs vs. Man City and Arsenal vs. Man Utd on Super Sunday on the 22nd January.

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