Google Updates YouTube App For Users On Older Androids

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Ice Cream Sandwich adoption has come a long way since its early days, but by-and-large, Android users are still predominantly on Gingerbread. In fact, when you consider all previous Android versions, as well, Gingerbread-and-earlier releases account for over seventy-five percent of all Android installations. Recognizing that it’s still important to cater to those users, Google has a new updates for its YouTube app ready to go, bringing improvements to Gingerbread and Froyo users.

The Android 2.x YouTube app gets a newly-refreshed user interface, bringing a bit of modernity to the app’s look. More importantly, there are functional changes, as well, like the new support for video preloads.

Previously, video preloading, which lets you cache full video to your phone, was only available in the Android 4.x version of the YouTube app. Once enabled, videos from accounts you subscribe to, or have on your “watch later” list will automatically download while your phone is at home, charging while on a WiFi connection.

The latest YouTube app is available now in the Google Play store. While there, don’t forget to check out some of Google’s latest app deals.

Source: Google
Via: Phandroid

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