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YouTube for Android Updated, New UI Arrives for Froyo and Gingerbread Users

YouTube lovers, Google pushed out an update today that brings some little things to the already awesome application for Android. For Froyo (who’s still on Froyo?) and Gingerbread users, you can now experience the new UI which ICS and Jelly Bean users have been digging for a bit now. On top of that, you can also add videos to your YouTube TV queue and there are more channels to pick from in the Channel Store. 

Also, I have noticed there is a new “Recommended by YouTube” video at the top of my subscription list on the homepage. I do not care for this, but whatever. I’m guessing it’s YouTube’s way of trying to push their partners.

What’s in this version:

* New UI and Preloading now available on Froyo and Gingerbread devices
* New Watch experience
* Add videos to your YouTube TV queue
* More channels to pick from on the Channel Store

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Cheers Elwin!

  • chickaholic

    Info on preloading videos: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2640704. Question not answered: WHERE are these large files stored on your mobile device? Anyone know?

  • Chris

    I miss the tabs bellow the video.

  • Google: Please give me the option to rearrange my playlist.

  • I’m still on Gingerbread because I choose to be. I’m not feeling the “YouTube Recommends” either but I don’t use it on the cell enough to complain. I started off with one of the people I follow there who had uploaded goodness knows how many videos. I do miss the main page feature and will be looking deeper on how I can change this. I’m on a SGSII BTW.

  • Alan Paone

    Is it just me or does preloading not exist on a nexus 7?

  • MafiaMM

    Finally, my Bionic youtube app doesn’t look old

  • manny

    Who’s on Froyo? Half of the 800,000 daily activations

  • Hayden Bridges

    ….it’s so beautiful :’) This update just made Gingerbread a little more bearable.

    • Mack

      Agreed. The old UI was making me feel like I had an ancient phone.

  • George264

    FINALLY. Jeez.

  • EvanTheGamer

    People still use Froyo and Gingerbread? Wowzers!

    • Hayden Bridges

      Ya, when you get suckered into buying from crappy manufacturers such as Samsung who don’t support their products.

      • Gel

        That’s LG.

      • fixxmyhead

        well thats only for the low garbage end devices. get a high end one and it will get updated

        • You mean like the Galaxy S got updated… not?

          • fixxmyhead

            they had a rough start but hey at least it got the value package thats a semi ics update

  • NorCalDroid

    Blah, I don’t like the fact we no longer can view most viewed videos for the week, month, or all time. They need to bring back that browse feature again.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Gingerbread and Who? . . .What year is THIS DOC?!?!

    • *cough* bionic users *cough*

      • Cain Gantt

        Painfully accurate.

        • xHabeasCorpusx

          *Cough* Droid 3 users. Plus most users are still stuck on Gingerbread. ICS is slowly gaining.

    • Zach Armstrong

      My whole family has phone’s that are stuck on Gingerbread.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        That’s painful man!

      • Gel

        Same here. Well until the Thunderbolt receives ICS that is if it does.

        • Zach Armstrong

          Same for the me with the Incredible 2 however the rest of my family has phone’s that won’t be getting the update.

          • michael arazan

            I still use my D1, even though it is a back up phone, I use it as an alarm clock and music player because it is way louder and clearer than my Gnex and saves my battery for the Gnex., I’m glad Froyo still getting love!

    • Mack

      Hey man, until kexec gets worked out for the X2 I’m staying with CM7. Honestly I’m happy to see the UI I’ve been enjoying on my Nexus 7 show up on my phone, just surprised it took this long.

      • Chris

        tabs are gone and it sucks.