Google revealed that “YouTube consumption on mobile devices has grown since its launch in 2007: playbacks were up 160% in 2009 over the previous year.”
And, “YouTube Mobile now receives more than 100 million video playbacks a day. This’s roughly the number of daily playbacks that YouTube.com was streaming in 2006.”
Google also rolled out an update to English version of mobile site, accessible from iPhone or Android browser.
Here’s what’s new: Faster and user interface incorporates larger, mor touch-friendly elements; Incorporates .com features, like search query suggestions, options to create playlists, ability to designate “favorite,” “like” or “unlike” videos from mobile device; As improvements comes to Youtube.com, will also follow on mobile site.
Morgan Stanely predicts that “within five years more users will connect to Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs.”