XBMC 13 Alpha 7 released with major new features

XBMC has been making leaps and bounds with the last couple of versions, adding 10-bit codecs and Raspberry Pi support among others. The dev team are not slowing down or taking a cycle off, with XBMC 13 already receiving some major new features with the release of the seventh alpha.

Firstly, after many years, Android hardware decoding has been finally introduced into XBMC. For now it’s not total coverage though – it requires Android 4.0 or more, and not all chipsets can use it. Apparently, it works fine on most major/popular Android tablets, such as the Nexus 7 and 10.