The official YouTube application for Android has been updated and is now available as a standalone app in the Android Market, but only if you’re running 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo). There are a ton of features, like portrait and landscape viewing, channel info, commenting, liking, sharing on Buzz, Facebook, and Twitter, in-page viewing (so you can cruise comments while watching), plus lots more.
The move as a separate app in the Market is similar to what Google has done with Search and Mail, namely so they can deploy updates to core apps without waiting on carriers to approve entire new builds of the OS. It’s a smart transition to make, but we really hope that this update will trickle down to the older versions of the OS before people start crying about fragmentation.
If you are by chance running a Froyo-capable smartphone, hit up the YouTube app download link below.
- Download for Android (Free) [Market Link]