The folk over at the BBC Internet Blog has gone to great lengths to update us on the future of iPlayer on Android and stress they are working hard to get the app into shape.
They say the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 are both in the top five Android devices using the refreshed Media Player system they released three months ago.
Again, they stress the importance of Android to them and cite main three goals.
- Improve the playback experience.
- Achieve feature parity between iOS and Android.
- Support a variety of screen sizes.
Fragmentation - blah de blah, is mentioned as usual and "engineering for it requires an ongoing commitment."
"Before Christmas we're going to enable iPlayer on Jellybean 4.2 and offer a richer tablet experience on devices such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD."
"Into 2013 we'll prioritise the most popular Android devices so we can deliver the best experience for the biggest audience. As you can see this is just the beginning."
All of this is most welcome, as it's plain to see that Android iPlayer isn't a patch on its iOS counterpart.
When it hits, let us know how you get on with it. Things can only get better, right?
I would suggest you head over to the BBC blog though as it goes into far more detail than I have here. Also, it's worth having a read of the comments, it usually gets pretty lively. ;)
Source [ BBC Internet Blog ]