Kodi Leia 18.2 Released With Bug Fixes; Kodi 19 Codename Unveiled


The Kodi Foundation has released the Kodi Leia 18.2 that brings a host of bug fixes to the software. The XBMC-owned media player made the Kodi 18.2 RC (Release Candidate) available last week, and now you can download the stable version of the latest Kodi update.

Kodi 18.2 brings improvements and bug fixes, especially for the Kodi Android app. A new codec factory for Android has also been added to configure HW-Decoder usage systematically. With this Codec factory, settings can now be configured in human-readable and XML format.

Here are the major fixes you’ll find in Kodi 18.2 update:

  • Improvements in GLES rendering path and AML platform
  • VAAPI on Intel configured for interlaced content
  • Improved database access speed to improve music experience on Kodi

If you want to read the entire changelog, you can refer to the Github Milestone repository of Kodi. You can also read our article on the best Kodi 18 features to learn more about the Leia update of Kodi.

Kodi 19 Name Unveiled

In addition to releasing Kodi 18.2 Leia, the Kodi Foundation has also unveiled the name of the upcoming Kodi 19. As it is known, Kodi versions are named after fictional characters and objects. Kodi 18 Leia gets its name from the famous Princess Leia from Star Wars, Kodi 17 Krypton was named after the abode of Superman.

The following possible suggestions were put forward by the Kodi team:

  • Magneto
  • Mars
  • Marvel
  • Marvin
  • Matrix
  • Megatron
  • Merlin
  • Metropolis
  • Mordor
  • Morpheus

After a round of polls, Kodi 19 name has been decided as *drum roll* Matrix. Yes, the next version of Kodi will be called Kodi 19 Matrix. What do you think about this Kodi name? I feel it’s too geeky. Kodi 19 won’t be available until next year as the developers behind the software are working on Kodi 18.3 at the moment and it will be released in a few months.

Here are some essential Kodi articles that you can refer to if you want to make the most out of Kodi.

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Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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