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VLC Beta for Android hits the Play Store

VLC Beta for Android hits the Play Store

Looks like the VideoLAN team is busy: this morning they updated the OS X desktop client to support the Retina display on the MacBook Pro, and now a beta version of VLC has landed in the Play Store. The team stress that this is a very early version of the software with basic functionality, with lots of work still needed before it will work on the wide range of Android devices available.

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Game dev ditches Android over fragmentation

Game dev ditches Android over fragmentation

Game developer Mika Mobile has revealed it plans to abandon Android after development and support investment vastly outweighed revenue, blaming OS fragmentation and dozens of hardware versions as key frustrations. The developer, responsible for Zombieville USA and Battleheart among other titles, claims it spent around 20-percent of its time in 2011 dealing with Android - "porting, platform specific bug fixes, customer service, etc." - but sales to Android users only contributed 5-percent of total revenue.

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