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YouTube update brings HD resolution videos to Android 2.2 and 2.3


Smartphones are gaining higher-resolution, with some devices in the market reaching up to 720p displays. Not all apps are designed to play such quality, though, especially when streaming videos. If you happen to have a good amount of pixels in your device, it should come as great news that the new YouTube app update is bringing HD videos to the smaller screen.

Such feature has been available for Android 3.2 and 4.0 for a while, but Google has decided to add Froyo and Gingerbread devices to the list. Of course, not all devices are compatible, as many don’t even have the display technology to reach HD quality.

Depending on your device, the quality of YouTube video streaming should increase. If you don’t happen to fall under the right screen size and resolution, though, be ready to enjoy those HD videos. Just head to the Android Market and get your update to see if your device qualifies for this nifty treat.

[Via: Engadget]




  • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

    Sounds nice but I haven’t updated since I read in the comments that they removed the feature that’s lets u listen while the screen is off.  So no update for me until they bring that feature back… which will probably be never since Google doesn’t listen or care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/olivier.stephen Olivier Alexandre

    what about qHD displays?