XBMC Version 12 Codename “Frodo” Available with “Initial” Android Support
XBMC is the number one open-source home media center software available for most media players and supporting many features including remote controllers and plug-ins. The past version 11 has been available for Android in nightly releases and recently as the first official user-friendly form.
XBMC has been expected to add support for a bunch of Android devices including hardware decoding and a bunch of features. It is also expected a release for the slower ARM v6 is in the works with XBMC 11 for Android. The latest release also allows users to connect their Android device to an external video player for playback as well as external big-screen TV for ultimate entertainment. OUYA Android console will also be supporting XBMC along with other media oriented Google OS devices.
The team behind the open-source media player has now launched XBMC version 12 codename “frodo”. The new version includes many new features and improvements including Live TV and PVR support. The implementation of a new audio engine provides access to a variety of HD audio standards including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD. The latest release also comes with improved support for Apple AirPlay.
XBMC 12 will be supporting another of the popular Android based devices – the Raspberry Pi micro computer. The $31 device is the latest to support the media player along with all the features it brings. Version 12 also includes “initial” support for the Android platform with a long way to go until it can reach the level version 11 now brings. It is available as a free download on the official website. Thje Android version is 49 MB in size and only for ARM v7 based devices.