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Test build of YouTube goes to the dogs

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Test build of YouTube goes to the dogs
Who let the dogs out? Someone over at Google apparently pushed out a test build of YouTube that reveals a new icon for the streaming video site. While the icon is in the same shape and color as before, the "play" arrow has been replaced by a dog bone. And under settings is a listing for "Dogfood." What is the significance of such a move? We can try to "hound" Google until we get an answer.

In addition to the test build, there is an official update to the Android powered YouTube app that was released on Wednesday. This update allows you to find videos, playlists and channels together in search results, and there are now tabs on channel pages for activity, videos and playlists. The proverbial bug fixes are included with the update, including one that removes the Cast icon that appears over the app when Bluetooth is connected.

After we updated the app on our HTC DROID DNA, there was no change to the icon, which could mean that the dog-gone bone icon is being sent out to random YouTubers when they update their Android app. You can let us know if you received the test build of YouTube by dropping us a comment in the box below.

Screenshots from YouTube's test release
Screenshots from YouTube's test release
Screenshots from YouTube's test release

Screenshots from YouTube's test release


source: YouTube via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 12 Mar 2014, 21:46 1

1. baldilocks (Posts: 544; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


It's already been updated to remove the 'dogbone' Icon....

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 21:47

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Google is run by dogs. Lol am sure this is a code name for one of their futuristic awesome projects (example: project Tango)

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 22:09

5. amirxd (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)


I don't think Google choose "dog food" as a project name!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 21:52

3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Probably has something to do with their April Fools thing that was accidentally leaked.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 22:00

4. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Yup, still have the dogbone;)

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 22:55

6. gilbert1029 (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Mine was replaced right away

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 23:52

7. shanana1911 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I still have the dog bone.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 01:49

8. AfterShock (Posts: 2997; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Missed it, sigh.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 03:47

9. thelongg (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Check, got it on my Galaxy Note 3! But when I update on my S4 there's not dogbone.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 05:07

10. ThePython (Posts: 400; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Poor guy's gonna get fired.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 08:19

11. Razrman (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I have it too.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 09:24

12. tokuzumi (Posts: 351; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


My nexus 5 and first gen nexus 7 have the icon. Both devices are stock, unrooted. My nexus S does as well.

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