Google releases YouTube app for Android 2.2 FroYo

FroYo-only video player adds a host of new features

Sorry 2.1-and-below owners, this one's just for the elite

Android 2.2 owners have been greeted with a nice little gift for the weekend with news that Google has released a standalone YouTube app for the FroYo OS.

The new app includes a personalised YouTube homescreen, playback in portrait and landscape mode, rotate to full screen and the ability to write and read comments while watching videos.

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The standalone app will also feature more timely updates as well as the ability to record and upload video from within the app.

The words FroYo-only usually give us a feeling of nausea and general ill health, but on this ocassion, it's a good thing. Wait, scratch that, we're thinking of Yoko Ono.

The app is free to download from the Android Market.

Link: YouTube