While XBMC Eden is available for several months, and we still awaiting the release of the first media players with Sigma Designs SMP8672 SoC, the developers of XBMC surprised us, “somewhat” unexpected, with the arrival of XBMC for Android!
For now, the details are still sadly lacking except for some videos showing the application running. However, we should have more soon, since the XBMC’s developers announced that a beta version of XBMC Android will be available within weeks. It should probably be public. If the utility on smartphones and tablet is naturally a bit more limited, as can be seen on some videos at the end of the article, the application still seems fairly well optimized.
But the primary interest of XBMC Android will obviously to be able to install the APK on a media player running Android in the image of Xtreamer Sidewinder 3 or the Tizzbird F30, but also on Google TV boxes and Google TV televisions. Android XBMC is also compatible with Android 2.3 and higher.