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XBMC Unveils Official Beta For Android Devices

Have you been waiting to get your hands on XBMC for Android without having to suffer through nightly builds? The team behind XBMC have finally taken the wraps off an official beta release for you to try.

The XBMC for Android beta is still a build of the version we love on our media centres, so it will be all but impossible to use on small screens due to the tiny menu options and buttons. The new version does support touchscreens and multitouch gestures, and it even supports the Xbox 360 controller as an input option.

If you have an Android device in your home theatre or are planning on adding one (Raspberry Pi? Hacked Google TV?) or would love XBMC’s interface on your Android tablet, now you can have it. It works well, although there’s plenty of work still to be done

It’s worth noting that only Android devices that support the NEON extension are compatible with the beta. If you don’t know what that means, check and see if your device is on this list. If it is, you’re good to go.

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