Thursday, October 21, 2010
Google just updated the YouTube app to version 2.0.26 and made it available in the Market. The new version brings a new interface, and several new features, including rotate-for-fullscreen, the ability to browse comments while the video plays, video uploading right from the app, and quick access to videos you've previously uploaded.
In addition, this marks yet another core Google app that has been decoupled from the Android OS and made available in the Market. This will allow Google to update the app separately, instead of needing a full OS update to bring new versions of apps. YouTube now joins Gmail, Maps, Street View and Search, in being made available through the Market.
The new YouTube app is available now to devices running Android 2.2, Froyo. It won't show up in your Downloads as having an update available, though, so be sure to look for it. To download, search the Market for YouTube, tap here from your phone, or scan this QR Code.