VLC for Android is on the store since quite some time, and it is quite popular, notably knowing it is only a Beta release.
After more than 6 months since the last release, we've developed a new version that is changing a lot of things.
This could be mostly considered as a Second main release of VLC for Android.
The most important parts are a new UI, closer to a modern Android theme and a rewritten hardware acceleration.
This release has a new interface, available in dark or white colors. The UI is closer to an Android look and will evolve more in the future.
The second important change is the introduction of full hardware acceleration. With this release, we've been able to decode 4K streams on a Nexus 5 or a BayTrail tablet.
Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on 4.3 and 4.4. You can access it on 4.1 and 4.2 in preferences.
It also features the better looking subtitles support that was added on VLC on the desktop.
Software decoding has been accelerated too.
This release supports Widi and HDMI screens; it fixes some audio bugs on 2.3 and SD cards misdetections. Have fun!
This release of VLC for Android is the 17th Beta. It's numbered 0.9.0, since it's the last important version before the 1.0.0 release.
It's available everywhere, except in the US, but will be pushed as a staging release on the store.
It will be finally available in the US with our next release.
VLC for Android is compatible from Android 2.1 to 4.4