Google's launched a standalone Youtube application for its Android platform. This is the second time it's split off one of its own services for the Android platform. The first was a seperate Gmail client that it launched last September.

A stand alone Youtube app means a little more efficiency. There is full attention given to it, can be updated/improved upon frequently and without the need of waiting for an operating system update. The app will include new features like in-page playback, which will allow users to comment on videos while watching them, full screen rotation, personalized home pages and uploading videos directly from the application.

The application is available for Froyo (Android 2.2) handsets and up.

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