Test build of YouTube goes to the dogs

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 While the icon is in the same shape and color as before, the "play" arrow has been replaced by a dog bone.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.


source: YouTube via AndroidAuthority

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12 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

5. amirxd

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

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

3. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

4. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Yup, still have the dogbone;)

6. gilbert1029

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Mine was replaced right away

7. shanana1911

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I still have the dog bone.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Missed it, sigh.

9. thelongg

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Poor guy's gonna get fired.

11. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have it too.

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1927; Member since: Aug 27, 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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