Google Earth 7.0 comes to Android, 3D maps in tow
Only a dozen or so cities are available in 3D, so it could be a while until you are able to fly over your own home town. Also, the app is clearly a memory hog in 3D mode – several reviews have indicated crashes occurring, and on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus the app did often slow down as it continued to render higher quality tiles onto the 3D map.
source: Google Play via Engadget
1. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:21 5 1
Just got my update 20 min ago & this is fantastic. Google ROCKS!
2. andro. posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:00 0 1
Updating now,Google is certainly pushing the boundaries
3. clevername posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:17 0 0
Just took a few tours of Rome, Florence, and LA(had to swing by my job and dodger stadium to see my dodgers). The 3D buildings are amazing on a phone. However using it on my galaxy s 2(on ics) it wasn't exactly buttery(more like smooth as grits). Even crashed my phone completely once. But after that it ran. Slow but nicely. Vry fun distraction.
4. BuddyGlass posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:34 1 0
Very nice 3d buildings, but crashing non stop...
5. gixxerrider311 posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:10 0 0
It's good how Google implemented this into their mobile platform! I used to play around with this feature on Google Earth a long time ago on my desktop! I have an iPhone 4S so I'll miss out on this one but I'll consider getting an Android smartphone, I'm really liking the improvements coming to Jelly Bean!