In this week’s episode we talk about XBMC, Libre Office, and Xbox One streaming coming to Android along with more Android apps news you can’t miss!
It’s not an official release, but a version of XMBC has been compiled and has been shown working on Android TV. This is great news if you like XBMC.
XBMC has released an exciting new beta version of their media center software. XBMC 13.0, codenamed “Gotham” has been a year in the making and addresses their number one user request – Android hardware decoding. That’s right folks, the official XBMC player for Android 4.0 and higher is available for the ARM or x86 architecture.
XBMC developer Nathan Betzen uploaded a video of XBMC shown running on Ouya. What’s surprising (or not) is that the application actually runs very smoothly.
XBMC released an official update. Code named Frodo, it has support for Android and Raspberry Pi.
The XBMC for Android app has received its latest update. The open-source media center is now more “user-friendly” and should be “full functional” on any Android device.
There’s some good news for those using their Android devices as home media hubs: XBMC has just released its Beta 3 APK. For those unfamiliar with XBMC or the concept of HTPC (home theater PC) it’s essentially a single software package designed for viewing your entire picture, music and video collection.
Looking for a new media center for your array of mobile technology? Something that has already proven itself to the masses? If you answered “Yes” to both of those questions, then you’ll be happy with what I have to say about the newly announced Beta 2 (Frodo) of XBMC. This new build not only brings many fixes over the previous beta, but you can now install its mobile version to any supported Android device!
This month marks the 10th anniversary for the XBMC team. In October of 2002 the first beta version of XBMC was on its way, combining the codes and efforts of two different projects. These early projects were Yet Another Media Player (YAMP) and the Xbox Media Player. As a way of celebrating the team’s anniversary, the developers behind XBMC are releasing a new version of their software with several new features baked in.
With XBMC finally arriving on Android, I was thinking it may be just a matter of time before the app is ported to the Android-based OUYA console. Now the XBMC team is announcing that they will do a lot more than just port the app: and it will actually be integrated in OUYA. The talks between the 2 teams are still young, but it’s possible that OUYA wants XBMC to be its default media center app. The match-up between the two makes perfect sense because they both have the same open source philosophies. What better device to be the home of…