XBMC 10 Frodo – Beta 2 Now Available for Android
XBMC is among the most highly appreciated free software media player designed for multiple platforms, including Linux, OSX, and Windows. XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application, supports an almost endless range of remote controls and has a lot of features. We already posted an article about the upcoming release for Android, that has now reached BETA 2 with version 10 Frodo.
With the Beta 2, the XBMC Team hopes to reach even more devices, then with the previous test versions. The previous Beta’s were found to function on a surprisingly high number of Android smartphones and tablets, even if not all features were available. The software is also available for jailbroken Apple TV, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and was even found to offer limited functionality on the Nexus Q – the media streaming device now pulled by Google.
The latest version requires a rather new gen Android smartphone or tablet, running a hardware configuration to support HD video playback. Platforms not including the NEON extension, like Tegra 2, will be found unusable with XBMC. The developers have posted an XBMC for Android compatibility list – to find if your device is capable of running it. Te upcoming Ouya gaming console will also be among the devices to support XBMC.
If you have found that your Android device meets the necessary requirements, you can download the latest version .APK and manually install it. Beta 2 is also available for other platforms from the official webpage, including Windows, OSX or Linux.