m.youtube.com Updated to Provide Near Desktop Experience on Mobile Devices


If you are relatively new to mobile computing, you might find it hard to believe that watching YouTube video on smartphones was a very difficult thing to do just four or five years ago. There were issues with 3G data service availability, flaky Flash players, and limited processing speed on phones. We saw native apps appear for platforms like Android and iPhone to get around the Flash player problem. But, phones with fast processors, good graphics capabilities, 3G, HTML5 and H.264 video now allows YouTube to deliver video on a mobile friendly website.
YouTube Mobile gets a kick start
You can find the mobile friendly website at:
m.youtube.com
I tried it on an iPhone 4 and iPad. The user interface and video playback worked fine on both devices. You can see howthe mobile YouTube site looked on my iPad in the screenshot above.

Video courtesy of YouTube