Google Earth??


  1. screenamesuck

    screenamesuck Well-Known Member

    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.

    Any help would be awesome

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  2. lordmaxx

    lordmaxx Well-Known Member

    Update the firmware? If they update it to 2.2 it will have to be an OTA (over the air) update.
  3. screenamesuck

    screenamesuck Well-Known Member

    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
  4. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member

    um probably sounds like a dumb question but is google earth already installed?
  5. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member

  6. screenamesuck

    screenamesuck Well-Known Member

    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??
  7. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. screenamesuck

    screenamesuck Well-Known Member

    Cool, let me know if you run across it.
  9. tuahogary

    tuahogary Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

    The Aria has the same graphics capability as the Desire, Incredible and Evo...
  11. screenamesuck

    screenamesuck Well-Known Member

    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
  12. maerlim

    maerlim Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. tuahogary

    tuahogary Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    He said graphics capability. The 7227 and the 8250 SoC's both share the same graphics core.
  15. tuahogary

    tuahogary Well-Known Member

    hmm yea.. you're right.. cant explain it then.. :eek:
  16. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

  18. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member

    had a fealing darnit ><
  19. slick_nick

    slick_nick New Member

    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
  20. tuahogary

    tuahogary Well-Known Member


    I think Ambictus explained the reason quite clearly in his post above.
  21. lordmaxx

    lordmaxx Well-Known Member

    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..."
  22. slick_nick

    slick_nick New Member

    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.
  23. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

    Actually I already pointed out that it was rooted as well, here...

    I'm just giving you a hard time ;)
  24. eortizr

    eortizr Member

    so no google earth for aria?
  25. DoYouKnow

    DoYouKnow New Member

    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.


    DoYouKnow
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