Archive for May, 2011
Today we’re announcing that Plex for Android is officially 1.0!
Plex for Android is now 3 months old. Our first release of Plex on Feb 16th was targeted toward small screen devices had a minimal feature set and of course had those issues that all first releases have. Releases along the way have introduced remote control support, many stability fixes on both the client and server sides and of course support for Honeycomb and tablets in our most recent update on April 27th.
For those who have been using Plex for the last several months – this is mostly a boring stability release – there’s no real excitement, no new flashing lights, and other than the gratuitous stunt below… no death defying feats. Mostly we’ve fixed issues you’ve reported. But for those that have been holding out until Plex stabilizes you may want to give Plex for Android another try.
So – what’s IN “1.0″?
Well okay, I guess this release is not completely devoid of newness. We do have one new Plex screenshot we can share. The Audio Player will now freely rotate to your orientation (Oooo… Aaaaah…). Many requested via email, forum, 1 google market review and and an early adopter who wanted to use his DroidX from the car mount without straining his neck.
Forcing portrait mode for the Audio Player was ergonomically cruel and unusual on the tablet – even dangerous – at least for the guy with the car dock. So we really look at this as a safety feature. Yep – we’re all about your safety! Speaking of safety: to the reviewer who deducted a star from your Google Market Review – you know who you are – you now owe us the promised star. Cough it up or we WILL find you.
Audio Player now does landscape… definitely NOT “death defying” but may help to avert accidents.
Here’s a brief account of what’s in 1.0: