Google launches standalone YouTube app on Android Market

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Google introduced a standalone version of its YouTube mobile video application via the Android Market storefront. While most smartphones running the Android operating system arrive with YouTube support already preloaded, the new standalone app promises to make it easier for consumers to update the popular video solution without waiting for carriers to send out the latest Android OS upgrade.

The new YouTube app--optimized for devices running Android 2.2 and up--supports in-page playback, enabling users to read comments while a clip is rolling. Consumers can switch to full-screen playback mode by rotating the smartphone display. Users can also search for videos, subscribe to YouTube channels and upload content directly to the site.

For more on the YouTube app:
- read this Electronista article

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