Kodi, the free open-source media software that's capable of running on virtually all the platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux, has hit version 18.2 bringing with it improvements and bug fixes, especially for the Android app.
While Kodi is an excellent way to access media content across all devices, with compatibility for numerous video and music formats, and offering a handy picture gallery, Kodi 18.2 includes new codec factory for Android which can be used to configure HW-Decoder usage systematically, into both human-readable and XML format.
The XBMC-owned media player had an early release of the Kodi 18.2 RC (Release Candidate) last week, and now the stable version of the latest Kodi update is available for download.
Kodi 18.2 major bug fixes comprises of improvements in the GLES rendering path and AML platform, with VAAPI on Intel config for interlaced content. Also, it offers improved database access speed to enhance the music streaming and playback experience.
Kodi Foundation also unveiled the name of the upcoming Kodi 19, following a round of polls, it has been unanimously voted to be called Matrix. As its the norm, all the different versions are named after some fictional characters or objects, with Kodi version 18 known as Leia - named after Princess Leia the famous character from Star Wars.
There are several new add-ons which can be used to personalize your experience on the Kodi app for Android, which really sets it apart from other media players, and for the entire changelog, see the Github Milestone repository to learn more about the Leia update of Kodi.