The YouTube app on Android has long allowed users to select the video quality in a measure of SD and HD, however the latest update made that a little more precise. After the latest update to the YouTube app, version 5.7, users were then given the option to switch between 360p and 720p. Now some users are claiming that not only were they given those two options but two more as well, they have the choice between 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p and of course everything below 360p.
All of this tells us that Google is testing this feature for a select group of users to see how things work out before they roll it out to everyone. Hopefully Google gets some positive feedback so that everybody can have a 1080p option for watching videos on YouTube.
Via | Android Police