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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tispectrum, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. tispectrum

    tispectrum Well-Known Member
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    Notice which phone is not listed;

    Google Earth For Android: A First Look

    [​IMG]Google's just rolling out the Android apps left and right lately. Today, the G-gang announced the arrival of Google Earth for Android, a program revealed during the Nexus One's launch but not seen until now.
    Google Earth for Android brings the full functionality of Google Earth onto your Android device. It allows you to navigate through three-dimensional images of the world, zooming into roads or flying Superman-style over mountains and lakes.
    Google Earth for Android: Delayed But Delivered

    The Google Earth app, interestingly, has been available on the iPhone for some time (it's apparently one of the few Google creations Apple hasn't yet banned). The Android version of the app, while slightly delayed in its arrival, does add some bells and whistles available only for Android fans.
    One of these is a newly created Roads layer for Google Earth mobile. As its name suggests, the Roads layer allows you to snap road labels on and off of any satellite image, bringing Google Maps-like functionality right into the Google Earth app.
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    Google Earth for Android also features a new search-by-voice option. You can say either a destination name -- "Eiffel Tower," for example -- or just a general search term such as "hotels near Lake Tahoe." The Google Earth app will translate your words into text and zoom into the appropriate geographic area to display the results.
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    Google Earth and Your Android Phone


    Many Android users have noticed that Google Earth for Android isn't showing up within the App Market on their phones. There's a reason: It's available only for phones running Android 2.1, which limits it to the Nexus One at the moment.
    Contrary to some social media speculation, though, the new Google Earth app isn't a Nexus One exclusive. As other Android phones receive the 2.1 upgrade, they too will gain access to the application (officially, Google says "most devices" will be able to run Google Earth once they're running Android 2.1).
    Next up will likely be the Motorola Droid, which is slated to make the jump to 2.1 anytime now. The Motorola Cliq, HTC Hero, and Samsung Moment are all expected to be updated to Android 2.1 sometime in the second quarter of the year.
     

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  2. OfTheDamned

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    While I do think this will be really cool to play around with, I can't think of that many practical applications for it. Maybe that is just me though. Integration with Google nav would be really interesting.
     
  3. jamezelle

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    exactly what I was thinking
     
  4. bcltoys

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    My computer does google earth just fine run a cord to my 67inch dlp and there you have it I dont care about google earth on a tiny screen.
     
  5. Kevkelsar

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    That's because it only runs on Android 2.1, which the Eris does not have (yet). I would use this A LOT. I am always using Google Earth from my home computer, will be nice to have a mobile version one day. :)
     
  6. weihl165

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    Integrated with nav would be pretty cool.
     
  7. tispectrum

    tispectrum Well-Known Member
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    "Contrary to some social media speculation, though, the new Google Earth app isn't a Nexus One exclusive. As other Android phones receive the 2.1 upgrade, they too will gain access to the application (officially, Google says "most devices" will be able to run Google Earth once they're running Android 2.1).
    Next up will likely be the Motorola Droid, which is slated to make the jump to 2.1 anytime now. The Motorola Cliq, HTC Hero, and Samsung Moment are all expected to be updated to Android 2.1 sometime in the second quarter of the year. "

    Kevkelsar, I was referring to the above paragraph. This is where the Eris is not listed.
     
  8. carmendiva

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    sounds promising
     

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