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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Timaphillips, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Timaphillips

    Timaphillips Well-Known Member
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    Just read that Google Earth is available "only for Nexus One." Then I remembered that DroidMod ROM makes the market think you're running 2.1...


    And yes, it works. :D Really well. In all of it pinchy-zoomy goodness.
     

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  2. droidpcguru

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    I have to agree. I grabbed this up earlier today. I've been waiting for them to release this for the Droid:D It has not only pinch zoom, but true multi-touch. You can spin the map with two fingers.

    Here's a link for info:
    http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/
     
  3. johnlgalt

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    I looked for it and it was not available - but then again, I am running AdamZ's which IIRC portrays itself as 2.0.1....
     
  4. johnlgalt

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    Sure enough, Firmware Version in Settings is 2.0.1

    Feh.
     
  5. OMJ

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    you arent missing much its basically google maps with the satellite layer turner on.
     
  6. johnlgalt

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    I turn those on every time I use the Nav feature anyway....

    So, no birdseye view, no street level view, and no buildings view?
     
  7. droidpcguru

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  8. OMJ

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    the view is slightly different than in maps but as far as I could tell in my limited playing around there is only the normal viewing mode which ever one that is
     
  9. johnlgalt

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    Yeah, remembered that - but I am thinking about leaving this and going to ... BB 1.1 / 2.1/0.4 just for giggles.

    I like smoked, but I want as much 2.1 as my phone can handle....

    And if I have to give up widgets for now, then so be it - I really want that launcher 2 to work....and I think it is mainly widgets giving it an issue....
     
  10. Timaphillips

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    It is a little gimmicky.
     
  11. droidpcguru

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    It has a nice view called "look around" that allows you to view the image in "3D" such as it is in navigation.

    So far I haven't found Street View..
     
  12. drgonzo

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    When google puts 3D buildings with topography into the Android Google Earth it will have an awesome 'check this out' factor when showing friends the Droid. Until then its kinda "mehhh..." The true multi-touch is pretty cool though.
     
  13. johnlgalt

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    multi-touch in Earth - that's all I needed to hear.

    I am going shopping for a 2.1 advertised ROM - bbiaf
     
  14. radikal

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    i have it, its cool, not the best, course i have a droid
     
  15. droidpcguru

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  16. BucYouUp68

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    Awesome App!!!!!, Sure Glad i Rooted
     
  17. mihalich

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    Nice. I upgraded from sholes 2.0.5 to droidmod 1.0 tonight, for the sole purpose of checking out this app.

    It is nice eye candy but doesn't really buy you anything over maps, except for the topo layer...I don't remember if maps has that, cuz i never have it on if it does.

    Glad I'm on the latest ROM now though.

    - Joe
     
  18. johnlgalt

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    I upgraded to ADC0.3b-Dark for the same reason - at least now I can have topo in maps *and* Nav....
     
  19. doomedromance

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    downloading Google Earth now from Bugless Beast 1.1

    edit: works so smooth. seems like a lot of data to download to update images so quickly. million times faster than my google maps updates satellite view when you pan.

    Bugless Beast 1.1 still says firmware version 2.0.1 but I searched the market and it was there.
     
  20. socalrailroader

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    Ditto on that from me, though I'm running BB v.1 .
     
  21. inssane

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    I have always thought that, lol.
    Just less space on the internal memory with this.
     
  22. messenger13

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    Have Google phone, gotta have Google Earth. Umm .. yea. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  23. defcon5

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    Hi all, I registered just to chime in with a "FWIW" post...haven't even introduced myself yet.

    For all those looking to Google Earth for their Topographical fix:
    The plain ol' Google Maps does indeed have a topo layer - find it under Menu/More/Labs.
    You'll find Topo, Measure and all kinds of other goodies. Your stability may vary, but I've run the topo/terrain layer quite a bit with no problems (even though I live in the 'flat as a pancake' Midwest and there's nothing interesting to see...)
    Not sure if it will work with Nav...I'll test tomorrow.

    Still investigating rooting and I'm looking forward to getting Earth, but wanted to give some love to the stock install of 2.0 Maps. It's still THE flagship app as far as I'm concerned. Now with multi-touch? C'mon...that's killer!

    Now to go introduce myself properly (maybe I'll go gripe about no voice dial via BT first)

    Carry on...
     
  24. banden

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    You don't need to change your ROM, only one number in your 'build.prop' file to access these apps; but be warned this will disable some apps from being visible in the market and from working on your phone in the same way it enables others. (ex. DroidRootHelper will be gone, but DroidRootHelper Pro still works)

    You need to change the 'ro.build.version.sdk=6' to 'ro.build.version.sdk=7' in the build.prop file located in the system folder.

    Alternatively you can bypass all this nonsense and get google earth here: google earth for 2.0.1 and non-rooted users | droid life: a motorola droid blog

    (This version will even work on non-rooted droids.)

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  25. ccousinsjr

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    Speaking of that, can you post some screenshots of that in a new thread. I haven't been able to find any to see what it looks like.
     

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