Beta 2 of XBMC 12 released – Now with support for Android
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!
XBMC is a much talked about open source media player that you can download for free and is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Apple. The biggest reason why it has amassed such a large user base is because of its customizable interface. The skins and add-ons available online can certainly add to the experience.
Speaking of, it is a delight to see that you can skin and customize the Android app to your liking.
Moving away from the main update, you will find a lot of work done on controller support, audio fixes, and other miscellaneous patches that you might want to check out.
If you want to take a gander at what this amazing team did for us Android lovers, head on over to their XBMC for Android compatibility list and make sure you have a supported device. If you find yourself doing a happy dance in your chair, then you are probably good to go and should download the .apk from the download page.
Remember that this is a beta and not everything has been ironed and pressed yet. You might notice that the buttons are a little too small even for average sized fingers. I wouldn’t fret though because, once the final build is released, we have full confidence that everyone will want a piece of XBMC for Android.