Google Earth now available in Android Market with one major catch

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Google Earth now available in Android Market with one major catch
Google Earth, previously available as an app for the iPhone, is now sitting in the Android Market. The only problem is that the download will only work on phones running Android 2.1 or higher which boils things down to the Nexus One. Of course, a number of Android models will eventually be sporting 2.1, but the pace of upgrading seems to be going from slow to slower. The Motorola DROID should be the next to have the 2.1 OS, but that is another story for another day.

Google Earth was displayed at the just ended MWC by Google CEO Eric Schmidt who used a Nexus One, of course, and allows the user to see specific places but also will show terrain and borders and will link to Wikipedia and show user-submitted pictures of locations. The app will let you take a look at the Ocean floor and view historical images from around the world. You will be able to see buildings in 3D and view galaxies in Outer Space. Google Earth is a free download

source: InformationWeek

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12 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

D R O I D coming really really soon !

12. jediprime

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

2.1 is never coming to the DROID. I have given up at this point. Shame on you Verizon...SHAME!!

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Thank you Google, it works Amazing on my Nexus One. About time I must say tho lol

3. kameltron7

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

Actually I downloaded Google Earth on my 2.0.1 Droid today. Working great.

7. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

me too.. tho I have a 2.1 rom running on it.. meh i'm dumb

8. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

it's multi touch too.. yay for soup!

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

how did you download it??

11. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

I have droidrom on my ph.. used to be sholes rom.. I dunno just searched it and there it was woo

4. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

kameltron , i have a hard time believing that unless it is rooted, and even then I dont think it will work.

5. kameltron7

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

My Droid is rooted, and I have nothing to gain by lying on an online forum. I was just saying it works for me that's all. I got a barcode download for it on the Droid Forum site. Tried it and it worked.

9. rockstar323

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

works for me too. i actually was using a 2.1 rom when i dl it from the market. i went back to 2.0.1 and logged into my account and it redownloaded.

6. uknow85

Posts: 38; Member since: May 28, 2009

i dont even see the google earth on my market place on my droid

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