Google Earth and Nav?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Raon, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Raon

    Raon New Member
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    Hello
    I would like to know how i can access Google Earth and/or Nav on my N1. I'm located in France, all work fine, but i don't find those two app ;(
     

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  2. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member
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    Google earth isn't availible on the Android platform at the moment, and google navigation is US only
     
  3. 1080p

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    Google Earth will be available soon though. It was shown at the Google press conference Jan 5th.
     
  4. Sunflower1970

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    Ahhh. I was wondering about that. I had seen it when I was watching the press conference, then when I got the phone, I was searching over for the app but couldn't find it.
     
  5. mi_canuck

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    didn't they show Google Earth as one of the big features??? wasn't it shows in the own of the early reviews or something? or am I thinking of the Google special on CNBC - "Inside the Mind of Google" ? :thinking:

    can't wait for the Google Earth!

    PS - If you haven't D/L'd it yet... get Google Sky Map - I swear it's one of THE COOLEST apps for Android!!! Might even be cooler than Earth in some respects... i'm amazed at how it does what it does.... it's like an x-ray viewfinder of the sky - in REAL TIME!!!!
     
  6. wankingweiner

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    Are you serious? Google navigation US only? Aw man :(

    So us Europeans have no GPS on the phone?
     
  7. Sunflower1970

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    Yes! I d/l'ed Google Sky Map. It really IS cool. I'll play around with it at times when I'm bored.
     
  8. mi_canuck

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    I always forget to try it out at like - you know - NIGHT TIME!!! lol!! :D

    would be great for us living in light POLLUTED cities - acts like a viewport into the heavens... :p

    seriously though - it's so cool, how fast it is, how quickly it responds to the device positions... it's sick!
     
  9. oniongirl

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    It has GPS, but just no turn-by-turn navigation at the moment, but that's not necessarily going to be the case forever. I bought this phone for its potential. If it can do it in America I see no reason why it can't do the same in Europe.

    Although now I think about it, I remember someone mentioned the Google had licensed some of its maps to some sat nav firms or something? That is both very vague and probably completely wrong.
     
  10. oniongirl

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    The reduced functionality is as follows:
    *No street name at the top
    *No arrow indicating next turn direction
    *Voice guidance is delayed, if at all present

    So.... it doesn't work. Because without a direction arrow or voice guidance, there is no other way of indicating which way you should be going, is there?

    Oh, my bad, of course there will be a line over the top of an aerial view of the roads indicating the route, right? Silly me!
     
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