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GoogleTVandYouTube

Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app update allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these features to come together to form something truly amazing. We wanted to embrace Google’s vision of being open. We wanted to take our content with us, anywhere. Thanks to the latest round of Google TV and Android app updates…

YouTube-app

Google has just released a pretty significant update to the YouTube app for Android that will let users push a YouTube video from their smartphones to their Google TV box. This feature is incredibly easy to use thanks to the inclusion of a “TV” button that is located in the YouTube app on your phone. This button is located just beside the traditional “share” button at the top of the screen.

Android Authority on Air

Who doesn’t like free devices? How about free Nexus devices? We thought so. This week on Android Authority On Air, we dropped bombs on the Android world, detailing our Nexus 4 International Giveaway. You’ll have to listen closely this week as during the show, we gave away a special code that must be entered here for an additional chance to win the contest. You’ll also want to tune in later this week for a second chance as winning a Nexus 4. Besides contests, we covered the latest and great Android app updates this week. Verizon is finally killing VCast Apps….

control-panel-for-android-screens

While no devices are shipping running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet, one of the coolest features of the update is the quick settings control in the notification pane. While custom ROMs have had similar features for a long time now, Control Panel for Android brings this feature to all Android devices. The app provides access to 16 controls including WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, Vibrate, Auto-Brightness, Auto Rotation, Auto-Time, Screen Stay On, Sound Effect, Haptic Feedback, Dial Tone, Screen Timeout, Ringtone, Volume, Ring Mode, and Brightness Level. Most of these options simply toggle a setting on or off, though obviously controls like volume…