XBMC 12 Beta for Android
BMC 12 (Xbox Media Centre) is the next version of the popular media centre, and now it has reached beta 2. It also brings along the first relatively stable Android APK. The software already supports Windows, OS X, iOS, Linux and Raspberry Pi, but surely Android is a huge addition.
Since the modern Android phones and tablets come with HDMI out, or a MHL equivalent, the potential for creating an easy-to-set-up on-the-go media centre has been gaining traction. Because it is open-source, skinnable and highly customizable, XBMC has become the de facto media streaming app for multiple platforms, over the past few years. It’s capable of playing most audio and video formats, and it’s arrival on Android is a huge step forward for its future on mobile.
True, there are some bugs to be worked out, including incompatibility with Android 4.2 and issues with older hardware, but these are being actively worked on.