An official port of the VLC media player to Android has been a long time coming. We’ve been hearing about progress towards that end for literally years now, but that long wait may soon be over, upon a message going up on the VideoLAN Twitter account foretelling the pending arrival of the release.
The message reads nothing more than “Android, here we come!”, but for users who have been relying on VLC as their one-stop-shop for media playback on their PCs, this is fantastic news. After all, while Android may have plenty of video player apps, there’s little out there that can hold a candle to VLC when it comes to sheer compatibility.
For the moment, the official VLC for Android page on the VideoLAN site still reads that the project is in development, and more information will be available in the future, but today’s tweet leaves little doubt that some kind of announcement regarding the port’s availability is about to drop. Such a release would follow a long string of unofficial ports generated from the publicly available VLC source code, and presumably arriving with a whole lot more stability and polish. With any luck, we’ll be seeing it released in just a matter of days.