TheUni writes: "We have been keeping a little secret.. the kind that is so much fun to share when the time comes.
Today we announce XBMC for Android. Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal. No root or jailbreak required. XBMC can be launched as an application on your set-top-box, tablet, phone, or wherever else Android may be found.
The feature-set on Android is the same that you have come to expect from XBMC, no different from its cousin on the desktop. Running your favorite media-center software on small, cheap, embedded hardware is about to become a hassle-free reality. And as Android-based set-top-boxes are becoming more and more ubiquitous, it couldn’t be a better time. In fact, primary development was done on a Pivos XIOS DS set-top-box. And that is no coincidence, you will notice that Pivos is now listed as an official sponsor (more on that later). XBMC is stable and works great there, as well as on various tablets and phones. Though with Android, as many of you probably know, that is only the beginning of the story.
Enjoy the stereotypical dev-shot low-quality demo video. More video, including phone/tablet usage in the next post."
TheUni writes: "Team XBMC is preparing to release the next major version of the media center program to coincide roughly with Ubuntu 9.04. I've spoken with some of the developers and project managers, and they are up for an interview about the current status and future plans/goals/suggestions. Slashdot seems to have a relatively large following of XBMC users, and so it should garner a reasonable response.
If interested please contact the team at email@example.com (pike, the project manager monitors that address). However, note that the interview should be conducted shortly after the final release of Xbmc "Babylon" 9.04, sometime in the coming weeks.