Official VLC app for android, Features it might have...

The much awaited VLC app for Android is on its way to the Google Play store and is expected to be available for download in the next few days.

The VLC app for Android devices is still in beta stage and is easily one of the most awaited Android apps.

Quite like its very popular desktop version, the Android app will also feature as a universal media player.

Here's a list of features that VLC for Android is expected to have:

- Play almost all types of media file formats

- Audio and video media library, with full search

- Support Android from 2.1 (Eclair) up to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

- Support for network streams

- Gestures, headphones control

- Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles

- Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection

- Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips

- Experimental hardware decoding

The VLC app for iOS devices was taken off after only a couple of months on the Apple App Store in January 2011 because of licensing issues. The GNU General Public License under which VLC is released is incompatible with the Apple App Store terms of service.

The VLC for Android has been under development for over a year now and an unofficial build was posted online in March this year.

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