BBC iPlayer gains Jelly Bean
According to a report by The Next Web, the BBC iPlayer app for Android version 4.1 is now compatible with devices that run the Android Jelly Bean.
Well now, some users have been reporting quality and playback problems, and others have states that the picture quality isn’t anywhere near the standard found on the Apple iPad, and when playing back the same programme on both the iPad and the Nexus 7 you can see the difference in the quality, whilst the audio is out of sync with the video.
Such comments of course evoked a response by BBC. They explained that they would be updating their Android iPlayer app to utilise the Adobe Air powered platform, allowing it to drop Flash, and explained when opting for Adobe Air it would enable them to launch apps on Android 2.2 up to Android Jelly Bean and operate both via native Android apps and the BBC’s websites.
Apparently because it has to deliver secure obligations which has been agreed with its rights holders, Adobe Air seemed to be the only tech that was capable of providing all those points, but it appears Adobe Air is also why the updated BBC iPlayer app is garnering complaints.
Have you grabbed the updated BBC iPlayer from Google Play? How do you find it?