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 (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Just got my update 20 min ago & this is fantastic. Google ROCKS!
2. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Updating now,Google is certainly pushing the boundaries
3. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
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 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Very nice 3d buildings, but crashing non stop...
5. gixxerrider311 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
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!