Update Wednesday isn't over until Google says it is over. Hell, we might even get an update Thursday and update Friday if Mountain View feels like it. The newest update from Google is the YouTube app, which has hit v5.7 with at least one much needed improvement.
This version of YouTube finally lets you manually select the quality level when a video is playing. Before, pressing the menu button would let you choose between HD/HQ and off. Now the gear icon pulls up a list of resolutions from 144p to 720p (it seems to top out there). There's also an auto mode. I imagine that will do HD. We're still poking around for more improvements and will update if we find any.
Left and middle: New – Right: Old
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name : com.google.android.youtube-5.7.36.apk.
Version : 5.7.36 (Android 4.0.3+).
MD5 : ea3a4988771d64b4564cc4f5945fe035.
[Thanks, Jonathan A.]