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YouTube update for Google Play Store brings new UI for 10 inch tablets

YouTube update for Google Play Store brings new UI for 10 inch tablets
The new YouTube UI for 10 inch tablets like the Google Nexus 10

The new YouTube UI for 10 inch tablets like the Google Nexus 10

Say you have a 10 inch Android tablet like the Google Nexus 10. You just might not be happy with the YouTube experience on the larger screen. Well, Google is trying to accommodate you and has issued an update for the streaming video site that includes a new UI for 10 inch tablets. The new interface includes the Android Fragment layout first seen with some Honeycomb applications. This allows two independent windows to open for the app. The smaller window on left is used to navigate the app and allows you to make selections, with the content-in this case the video you've selected-playing on the right.

While the update certainly helps those with a 10 inch tablet more easily select the video they want to view, it also repairs bugs on all devices that have been affecting the app. Earlier this month, Google launched a new YouTube app for iOS that takes advantage of the larger screen on the Apple iPhone 5 and the Apple iPad.

You can find the newly updated YouTube for Android app at the Google Play Store where it is a free download.

source: @WinDroidGuy via AndroidCentral

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 00:07 5

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Can't wait to get my first tablet (-:

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 00:12 1

2. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Looks cool. I guess Google is trying to combine phone and tablet ui so people who have android phone and tablet can use both easily. I love it on my nexus 10. Thank you Google.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 00:17

3. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Finally!!!
It was kind of ironic for Google to release the YouTube app with iPad support and not do the same for their Android tablets.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 00:57

4. djripster (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Noticed that the iOS developments seems to get a little extra attention recently...

Gmail, YouTube etc...

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 02:31

5. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


there's one thing that i don't like from this new update.

before whenever i disabled screen rotation & then open the video in full screen, the rotation won't change from landscape, so i can watch videos while sleeping, facing the wall

but now it will rotates automatically and this is a really pain

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 06:22

6. deacz (Posts: 157; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


oh yea this is really horrible. old youtube also didnt care about disabled screen rotation. kept switching even tho it was supposed to be locked

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 19:17

7. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


And as usual, us people in the middle (8.9 inch) get forgotten and no one gives us info if we get th 7 inch or the 10 inch UI's.

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