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SERVICE: Google releases Google Earth for Android
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 22.02.10 - 18:28:14 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 8821x
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Back in January, when Google launched the Nexus One, it also showcased Google Earth for Android which surprisingly wasn't part of the Nexus One at all but Google said it will be launched at a later date soon. Now, Google has made it available through its Android Market where it can be downloaded free of charge. According to Google, Google Earth for Android is providing the the same quality images available on the desktop version and users can search by voice to find cities, landmarks, business and places to get a 3D view of the surrounding area. The app also includes layered geographical information for roads, borders, places, and photos among other features.

While all this sounds pretty promising - there's a drawback (Google hinted at the Nexus One launch already): Google Earth for Android requires an Android 2.1 device and according to Google, it's yet available for the Nexus One (and since late 2008 for the iPhone) only; while it's reported that Android 2.1 upgraded Motorola Droids get it as well. Neither Android 2.0.1 nor any previous Android 1.x versions are sufficient to run Google Earth and users without an Android 2.1 device won't get Google Earth offered by the Android Market.

Cheers ~ Arne

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