HTML5 coding has been used to improve the mobile edition of video streaming website YouTube, bringing a faster and altogether smoother video experience to smartphone owners around the world.
Google, which owns YouTube, is advertising the new site as offering a significantly better experience than the dedicated apps it has produced for various smartphone platforms.
Improvements include increased the cross-platform functionality and more complete integration of Twitter and Facebook for sharing content.
The popularity of touchscreen smartphones has been taken into account in the new version, with a finger friendly interface and users can rate any clips they view, in the same fashion as the full version of the site.
The search giant stated: "Today, more than ever, YouTube knows that you want to be able to find and access your favourite videos wherever you are.
"That's why we're rolling out an updated version of the mobile site. As the world continues to go mobile, YouTube thinks this new site will offer a great improvement for anyone who wants a more consistent YouTube experience across devices."
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