Google Earth 7 update brings 3D Maps to iOS, beats Apple
posted by Alan F. / Jul 26, 2012, 12:23 PM
Google announced on Thursday that the 3D functionality of Google Earth 7 for iOS brings 3D to the same 14 regions that Android users were able to access starting in June. Those 14 regions include L.A., the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and others. As Google adds 3D to more regions for its Android app, it will add the same regions for the iOS variant.
Google is moving quickly to add 3D to more and more areas. By the end of the year, Google says it will have 3D coverage of regions covering 300 million people. Google Earth 7 for iOS requires the user to have an Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPad 2 and the 3rd generation Apple iPod or higher in order to see the 3D images. Older models can still use the app, but will not see the 3D images.source: AppleAppStore via MacRumors
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Google making apps for Apple earns my respect. They still show Apple they can well operate together why Apple seemingly turns away from Google services.
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 12:28 PM 22
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because the default apple apps are very valuable and they make billions for the developers, apple wants to make the iphone dependent on itself for most of the default apps........google makes much more money from apple when compared to android so apple is apparently not happy with it....thats okay with me because we can still get the maps app from the app store
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 1:44 PM 3
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I find it difficult to stop laughing... Always ready to 1UP, showing that despite turning away from them, they still have a presence on their platform... Instead of nerfing their services on other platforms, even one owned by a hostel entity, and dont delude yourself, thats exactlly what Apple is, they continue to toil away at improvements...
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 12:34 PM 4
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Lol the iPhone has lots of Google apps such as Search, Earth, Chrome, Translate, Gmail, Google+ and a few others. You don't see a single app from Apple on Android. That's one reason I think Apple is so anti-competitive. If PC's weren't popular do you really think Apple would make iTunes for Windows?
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 1:30 PM 5
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All of those things were on iPhones before google became competition. They still have google search as default, still have gmail. I'm curious, what app could apple bring out for android?
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 3:16 PM 0
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Google Earth is neat, for 5 minutes, but then you start to wonder what use justifies such a large chunk of RAM. If they're going to give something to iOS, I'd rather see their mall, Costco, and other public venue floor plan app thing that android has. That's something I could use.
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 2:23 PM 0
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And through this all, Play Store on my Galaxy Note still only says Maps is on 6.9. Are certain phones allowed to see the 7.0 update, or is it specific to my phone?
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 2:23 PM 0
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v. 6.9 for Android seems to have the functionality of v. 7.0 for iOS. Different numbering for different O/Ss? Confusing, but whatever.
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 3:44 PM 0
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if apple could they would ban all google apps from any apple products. thankfully anti-competitive laws exist and many of the millions of 3gs and 4 owners will be able to have 3d maps where as apple wont give it to them
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 3:57 PM 0
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