This week Google announced new Nexus devices that will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop and next month we should see other devices getting the new OS. To be ready for the new OS VLC have updated the Android version of their app with better support for Android Lollipop. With the update you should see less crashes on Android 5.0 and there are other minor improvements to the app. The update also fixes issues with ARMv8 processors on Android devices.

VLC is a great app to have in your collection as it will play just about any file type. The app is free from the Google Play Store.


What’s New

Prerelease of VLC for Android

This release fixes ARMv8 processors, Android-L crashes and minor improvements.

The 0.9.x series is major release with hardware decoding and a new interface available in dark or white colors. It integrates DVD iso and menu support, an equalizer, playlist management, Widi screens support and updated SD cards detection.

Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on 4.3+ and has better subtitles support. Software decoding has been accelerated too.

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