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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mburwen, May 27, 2011.

  1. mburwen

    mburwen Well-Known Member
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    Google Earth is not on Android Market for my Flytouch 3. However, I found the .apk on Google's webiste and installed it. Unfortunately it won't run. Anybody have a workaround?
     

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  2. ElasticNinja

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    Your processor may not be compatible
     
  3. mburwen

    mburwen Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for reply. If what you suggest is true, doesn't that imply that Google Earth makes calls directly to the processor instruction set bypassing Android. I wonder why they would do that.

    This Android business reminds me of the early days of PC-DOS.
     
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member
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    some apps use Native code (you can check by opening the .APK and seeing if there is a lib folder)
    Apps like Google Earth, Firefox Flash, need processor functions not present in ARMv6 processors, and these processors are far too slow to emulate these functions
     

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