In case you didn't already figure this out from the


apps, Google's definitely getting into this whole separate-the-apps-from-the-platform thing -- and the latest to join the party is Android's in-built YouTube player. The updated version has been live for a few days in the Market now, though only Android 2.2 devices are getting in on the fun; the
Android 2.1

riffraff is getting left out in the cold this time around, which notably means the lion's share of
Galaxy S

users aren't able to benefit just yet. That said, the new version seems like a nice boost with the addition of a portrait viewing mode, perfect for those times when you're too lazy to rotate your phone 90 degrees counter-clockwise (trust us, we've been there). So go on, grab it -- if you haven't already -- and watch your productivity drop to a nice, stable zero.
YouTube app gets refreshed for Android, Eclair users need not apply

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