Yesterday, Google front loaded a host of new features and improvements onto its Youtube, Translate and Hangouts applications. At least for the Android versions of them.
YouTube now stands at version 5.7. Users can now manually select video quality as opposed to the formerly binary HD/HQ on/off. Video quality is alos generally improved on all devices rocking Android 4.2 or higher. Additionally, YouTube Mix composes automatic playlists for music videos.
Translate is now version 3.0.7 and generally stands as a bug fix. The offline experience has improved as has phonetic imput for a host of languages such as Bengali and Hindi.
Hangouts now stands at version 2.1.223. SMS messages can now be blocked from certain people. A customizable Hangout notification sound can be set. SMS and Hangouts with the same contact will now be conveniently combined. A widget can be added to the homescreen and otherwise a host of bug fixes fill it out.