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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I got my Aria yesterday and I have a question. I've tried loading Google Earth onto my phone, but it says its not compatible with my phone. I thought Google Earth worked on any Android phone with 2.1??? Am I mistaken?

Also, I can't for the life of me figure out how to manually update the Firmware, PRL, etc... like you can on the other Android phones.

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Update the firmware? If they update it to 2.2 it will have to be an OTA (over the air) update.
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I know it will be over the air, I'm just saying on the other android phones you can do it manually and it will just tell you there is no update, but on the Aria I can't even get to that screen. The Aria is 2.1 so I can't figure out why it isn't compatible with Google Earth
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um probably sounds like a dumb question but is google earth already installed?
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Might just be a case of the hardware in it.

Google Earth now available for Android - Official Google Mobile Blog

In addition to Nexus One, Google Earth will be available in Android Market on most devices that have Android 2.1 or later versions.
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um probably sounds like a dumb question but is google earth already installed?
Nope, you can get Earth on the Incredible, Evo, etc..., but not the newest one that is also on 2.1, just doesn't make sense. I also can't figure out how to get Live Wallpapers. There are none pre-installed and I tried downloading one, but can't get it to work either. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Could it be because of the processor??
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well I don't think we will get live wallpapers till we get root, several reviewers out there have specifically mentioned that live wallpapers are not working on the aria. as for google earth not sure... will get mine tomorrow hopefully so will play around with it and see what I come up with.
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Cool, let me know if you run across it.
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I've never used an Aria but from my observations, live wallpapers and Google Earth is restricted to high end phones i.e. Evo, N1, Inc, Desire, Droid (Snapdragon or similar graphics capability). Mid-range phones like Aria & Legend will not have these features probably because of hardware limitations.
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I've never used an Aria but from my observations, live wallpapers and Google Earth is restricted to high end phones i.e. Evo, N1, Inc, Desire, Droid (Snapdragon or similar graphics capability). Mid-range phones like Aria & Legend will not have these features probably because of hardware limitations.
The Aria has the same graphics capability as the Desire, Incredible and Evo...
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With all the other crazy apps that do a lot more I don't see why the Aria couldn't handle live wallpapers and Earth
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The Aria is a pretty new phone. It's possible Google forgot to enable Google Earth for it in the app store. You might want to call AT&T support or post on Google's support forums.
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The Aria has the same graphics capability as the Desire, Incredible and Evo...
The Aria is running Qualcomm MSM7227 just like the HTC Legend. I doubt it is as powerful as the Snapdragon. Aria is basically a Legend with a different external casing. The Legend does not have live wallpaper or Google Earth support, my Hero running 2.1 doesnt either, I'm not surprised that the Aria doesnt.
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The Aria is running Qualcomm MSM7227 just like the HTC Legend. I doubt it is as powerful as the Snapdragon. Aria is basically a Legend with a different external casing. The Legend does not have live wallpaper or Google Earth support, my Hero running 2.1 doesnt either, I'm not surprised that the Aria doesnt.
He said graphics capability. The 7227 and the 8250 SoC's both share the same graphics core.
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He said graphics capability. The 7227 and the 8250 SoC's both share the same graphics core.
hmm yea.. you're right.. cant explain it then..
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The Aria is running Qualcomm MSM7227 just like the HTC Legend. I doubt it is as powerful as the Snapdragon. Aria is basically a Legend with a different external casing. The Legend does not have live wallpaper or Google Earth support, my Hero running 2.1 doesnt either, I'm not surprised that the Aria doesnt.
The MSM7227 has the Adreno 200 in it and seems to be able to nearly match a Snapdragon in clock for clock performance but is clocked lower. The only true difference is the instruction sets they use. MSM7227 = ARMv6 whereas the Snapdragon uses ARMv7. The issue may be a case of Google limiting Google Earth to only handsets using an ARMv7 processor. Not sure why they'd do this unless it uses an extension that is only in ARMv7. I'll try to research it a bit and see.
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It must be using an ARMv7 extension which means the Aria won't be able to have Google Earth.

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Nexus One and Droid (utilizing 2.1 or later)
ARMv7 instruction set.


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had a fealing darnit ><
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It would seem to be a hardware/compatibility issue; I manually installed Earth on my rooted Aria (as it wasn't in Market as we already know), and it won't open - when I select it, I find myself back on the home screen.

And yes, rooted! How to root the HTC Aria - xda-developers
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It would seem to be a hardware/compatibility issue; I manually installed Earth on my rooted Aria (as it wasn't in Market as we already know), and it won't open - when I select it, I find myself back on the home screen.

And yes, rooted! How to root the HTC Aria - xda-developers

I think Ambictus explained the reason quite clearly in his post above.
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The Aria has the same graphics capability as the Desire, Incredible and Evo...
I think in rebuttal to this statement I have to bring back the words of The Genie as played by Robin Williams in Aladdin..

"PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!..........itty bitty living space..."
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I think Ambictus explained the reason quite clearly in his post above.
He did indeed.

Perhaps I should have said "It would seem to be a hardware issue just as Ambictus explained above." No one, as far as I could tell, had yet tested Earth on the Aria, so I posted in support of Ambictus' hardware explanation. Manually pushing the app onto the phone clarifies that it isn't a Market issue, etc, but that the phone itself can not run Earth. I also thought people should know that root is possible now.
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He did indeed.

Perhaps I should have said "It would seem to be a hardware issue just as Ambictus explained above." No one, as far as I could tell, had yet tested Earth on the Aria, so I posted in support of Ambictus' hardware explanation. Manually pushing the app onto the phone clarifies that it isn't a Market issue, etc, but that the phone itself can not run Earth. I also thought people should know that root is possible now.
Actually I already pointed out that it was rooted as well, here...

I'm just giving you a hard time
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so no google earth for aria?
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Default Trying to get google earth on aria

Hi,

I'm also trying to get google earth on aria. I downloaded the android dev sdk and did an "adb install google_earth.apk" from a website given from a google search (to my htc aria I flashed to android 2.2). After running Earth it promptly returns to the home screen. Looking at aLogcat shows that it failed to load one of the .so library files that were referenced in the google earth code. I'm going to look into how this could possibly work. one thing I am going to try is loading the program from the command line with "am" - maybe I can get more flexibility over it that way.


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I know it will be over the air, I'm just saying on the other android phones you can do it manually and it will just tell you there is no update, but on the Aria I can't even get to that screen. The Aria is 2.1 so I can't figure out why it isn't compatible with Google Earth
I want to ask if HTC wildfire is compatical with Google earth.
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