The small-size multimedia player capable of playing almost any media file format (audio / video), a.k.a the VLC Player, will soon hit the Android Market. According to VLC’s Lead developer Jean Kempf, the VLC Player app for Android will be released in “a matter of weeks” (early 2011).

Thanks to an Android NDK update from Google earlier this month, the mobile OS’ multimedia output libraries now support native code for apps (earlier only Java), making it easier for developers to build apps for Android… especially, these VLC app developers.

Last words from Kempf – “issues with specific devices could delay the release.” Fragmentation plays its part again!

 

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