Nate Thomas from the XBMC development team proudly announced yesterday, December 8, that the third Beta release of the upcoming XBMC 12.0 open source media center project was available for download and testing.
Probably the biggest feature of the XBMC 12.0 Beta 3 (Frodo) release is the ability to install on devices that run the Android 4.2 mobile operating system.
This release also fixes numerous bugs reported by users who tested the previous Beta release of the upcoming XBMC 12 media center.
"Hot on the heels of Beta 2, we are excited to release Beta 3. This release includes a number of fixes as we work to resolve issues that have cropped up since Beta 2 and also attempt to isolate some issues that still exist," said Nate Thomas in the official release announcement.
Highlights of XBMC 12.0 Beta 3:
· XBMC for Android supports Android 4.2 OS;
· Updated the AudioEngine;
· Fixed an audio issue for Windows users (to fix it go to System -> Audio Output and switch WASAPI to DirectSound);
· XBMC for Windows now includes PVR add-ons;
· Updated translations for various languages, including Romanian, Estonian, Serbian, Japanese, Bosnian, Hindi and others.
"Finally, we’ve begun compiling a list of some of the more frequently asked questions about the transition from XBMC 11 Eden to XBMC 12 Frodo."
"If you haven’t made the switch yet, or just want to read about what other people are running into, please visit the XBMC 12 Frodo FAQ," said Nate Thomas in the end of the announcement.
We believe that another development release, probably a Release Candidate version, will be out until the winter holidays. But, until then, download XBMC 12.0 Beta 3 right now from Softpedia.
Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.