A few hours ago, reliable leakster @ryanf1fan has posted yet another heads-up on The Verge forum. According to him, “coming out in sometime” is an updated YouTube app which will allow users to simultaneously watch one video whilst searching for another
. And while the Google team is at it, we can think of a bunch of people that would also love the ability to listen to music whilst YouTube is running in the background.
Back to the leak at hand, @ryanf1fan claims app performance is fluid and fast on his Galaxy Nexus and shares some more info on the functionality of the upcoming update:
- App will retain current aesthetic
- When you start a video an arrow pointing down will appear at the top left corner
- Swiping on the arrow will create a small window at the bottom left corner of the screen where the video will continue playing
- You can continue scrolling through other videos simultaneously
- It currently doesn't support system wide capabilities but that should come by launch time