Just over a week ago, Nokia pushed out a new app to their Collection with the title Nokia YouTube Upload for the Nokia Lumia 1020. While it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, it is admirably descriptive of its sole purpose: taking videos off of your Lumia and directly posting them to the popular video site. In a hands on demonstration, we noted that the app would upload the full version of your video over Wi-Fi though cellular connections would require a shorter video or waiting until Wi-Fi was present.
Today, Nokia has pushed out a minor release that as far as we can tell does one thing: remove any references to YouTube (except the account login screen). Much like many third party apps on Windows Phone, using “YouTube” in your app title is considered verboten, as it technically infringes upon Google’s name. Nokia either forgot that when they rushed out the app or they got a warning, because now the app is called ‘Nokia Video Upload’.
Version 18.104.22.168 is now live the Store as we mentioned, we’ve seen no other additions for functionality besides the rebranding. But being Nokia, we’re sure they have a few tricks up their sleeves yet for this app with future updates.
Pick up Nokia Video Upload here in the Collection. Nokia Lumia 1020 only. Thanks, Al, for the tip!