The YouTube app's hamburgerless layout has been with us for a while now, and while it's gotten a mixed bag of reactions, Google is still iterating on it slowly but surely. It seems like the latest development is a new layout on tablets for the subscription tab.
Previously, a strip of avatars lined the top of the content area, with blue dots to indicate whether the channel had a new video for you. In the new layout - which seems to be rolling out pretty quickly from the server-side judging from our inbox - subs have their own sort of pseudo-drawer on the left of the screen. It can be expanded to show channel names and new video counts, or collapsed back to just the avatar lineup.
Here's a quick comparison between old and new:
Left: old, Right: new
It seems like a small change, but it's a big step up in terms of quickly providing information about your subscriptions. Plus, it's refreshing to see Google lending some attention to their tablet layouts. Not naming any names, Hangouts...
- and Brandon