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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by melldroid, May 19, 2010.

  1. melldroid

    melldroid Member
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    Sorry for a noob question but can I get Google Earth on the Desire. It came with Google Maps and I read on another post someone also had Google Earth.
    I have been on the Android Market but a search doesn't bring up Google Earth.

    Has anyone installed Earth as well as Maps ?
     

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  2. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member
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    i havent been able to find it on mine so dont think you can, or not yet atleast
     
  3. bazlington

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  4. Akalatengo

    Akalatengo Well-Known Member
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    google maps are far better
     
  5. dionick

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    Thats great,just downloaded it.My only problem is my location.It seems to be a fair way out and i cant seem too find a way too set it manually,anyone know how???
     
  6. OFI

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    lol they are two very different apps..

    Turn GPS on ;)
     
  7. CorruptedSanity

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    OFI, how is maps different from earth?
    thanks
     
  8. Pojken

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    Personally, I think Google Maps is way cooler. Google Earth only has two views - above and at a slight angle. Yes, it makes it somewhat more readable as far as adding a horizon... but Google Maps has the Google Street View.

    One of my favorite functions is to use it to look around simply by moving the phone. Amazing stuff.

    Tien

    p.s. In case you don't know how to get to Street View - press and hold any location on the map and a bubble will come up. Tap it and a screen with 4 tabs will come up - the human icon is Street View. Set it to Compass Mode (press Menu) to get the "lookaround" view.
     
  9. CorruptedSanity

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    how come I dont have street view on google maps????
     
  10. CorruptedSanity

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    ok found.

    WOOOOOW compass mode is amazing
     
  11. OFI

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    Well one is a map and one is the aerial photography :)

    You want both to play with :D

    wow that is cool on compass mode lol
     
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  12. ulstersoldier

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    guys,

    Can i have an idiots guide to installing google earth please cause i've unzipped it and used application sync but there is several files and don't know what to do.... thanks
     
  13. OFI

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    You don't need to be unzipping anything.. the link to the file above is an APK file which should install without touching.

    Just download Astro File Browser from the Market. Copy the Google Earth APK file to the phone through USB (I put mine in a folder called Apps) Then using Astro browse to the folder and run it with the Package Installer.
     
  14. Go to that website on your phone and download the file, then just tap on the download when it's finished and it'll install itself, nothing could be simpler doing it this way.

    Haven't tried via my computer etc so don't know how hard that is.
     
  15. OFI

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    Haha yea, that probably is the easiest way to go about it. but everyone should have Astro installed anyway :)

    Personally I download all apps to my DropBox and access them remotely on the phone. Works so well for me :)
     
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