Google Earth Arrives in Android Market for 2.1

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The official Google Earth application has arrived in the Android Market this morning.  We haven’t seen any news from the Google Mobile blog yet, so we’re trying to dig through a few things.  As of right now, we know it doesn’t show up for Android 1.5 or 1.6 but Nexus One owners have confirmed it to be available.  A few of our twitter followers have indicated that it’s not showing up for them either.  So it appears that it does require Android 2.1 which makes sense to us.  We just saw our first glimpse of it when the Nexus One was unveiled.

So for those of you with a Nexus One, head to the Android Market and download.  In the meanwhile, the rest of us will have to wait on an update.

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  1. Just downloaded! 🙂
    Interesting fact: some of the Google Apps are unavailable when connecting to the market using my carrier (ICE, in Costa Rica). For example, Google Listen.

    However, Google Earth is available! So, thank you Google!

    Very nice app!

  2. Yay for Nexus favoritism! Honestly, the Nexus one has 2.1, then got an update to 2.1 with pinch/zoom, now google earth…they really do take care of their own don't they? That's almost reason enough to get a phone straight from google, and cut out the carrier "middleman". I have a droid that I know is capable of running 3D processes efficiently and powerfully, but google earth is too good for 2.0? I feel sorry for those with even older OS's too. Frustrating…

  3. @ Ratnok – You can avoid the effectsof fragmentation by always having the latest & the greatest! You gotta pay to play! I am personally the owner of a G1, Goole Ion, Droid, & Nexus One. A Gadget addiction is sometime wost than crack but way more fun!!

  4. man…even though i can get what i want with 2.1 when i get it on the DESIRE…i really want to get a google experience phone cause…i dont want to miss anything!
    the updates will come to those phones first and…im on the fence!
    but, i know im going to get the desire so, im just talking 🙂

  5. This made me finally go ahead and root my Droid; used DroidMod 1.0 and the whole process took about 10 minutes. Google Earth looks fantastic on the big 854×480 screen.

  6. you do not have to have 2.1 to run this. if you have a rooted droid just use adb. adb pull /system/build.prop

    edit it in a text editor and change sdk 6 to 7 then save and close make sure to keep it exactly the same file type

    adb push build.prop /system.build.prop
    chmod 644 build.prop
    reboot

    Install google earth and enjoy

    gleened the info from various forums…. good stuff

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