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When Google announced the Nexus One last month, it also showed off Google Earth for Android for the first time. And now, it's finally available. Looks like it's an Android 2.1 app (it doesn't show up in the Market on my 2.0.1 Droid), and pinch-to-zoom is fully enabled.

Google Earth

There are a number of layers available for Google Earth, including Places, Businesses, Panoramio, Wikipedia, Roads, Borders and Labels, and Terrain.

Google Earth is a hefty app, taking up about 22.5 megabytes of space of your phone's storage. You can download by scanning or clicking the QR code to the left.

Update: And now we have video of the Google Earth app after the break.


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Google Earth now available in Android Market (updated with video)


myriad46, what does your build.prop file look like? I'm trying to determine what the difference is between your ROM and the Droid 2.0.1 ROM.

Yeah, I'm not sure who all can see it and who can't. Definitely chime in on what ROM you're using and if you have it in the Market or not.

It shows up on my Nexus One running the Desire ROM, but not on the Droid running a stock ROM.

DAMNIT, let me take a guess as to why I can't find it in android market...My Eris's lame-ass Android 1.5 build?

My phone is feeling more and more handicapped every time a new google app comes out...


So root your phone and try some ROM's out .. there has to be some decent ones for the Eris by now. You can always go back to stock when HTC updates. Come on .. live a little. :D

Can't see it in my Verizon Droid.... (so the market is filtered to the type of OS you're using? - interesting)

Any suggestions on how I get this?

Not showing up on a stock 2.0.1 droid. Not like I want it anyways, thats a huge app and I don't even use it on my PC at home.

Well I've been playing with it for 5 minutes and it has already crashed. I tried to look at the Grand Canyon in 3D and it freaked out. Oh well.

And yet my lowly Treo 700p has no problem at all running apps (including Garmin Navigation with maps of the entire US and Canada) directly from the SD Card.

That is a limitation on all Android phones. Not to mention Blackberry. Have you tried running apps on Windows Mobile from an SD card? I found very few that worked.

Works on my Droid w/ Sholes 2.0.6, but did freeze up on me a couple times. It's definitely a huge memory & cpu hog.

@entwined82: I used to run almost all my apps off SD on my old WinMo phone, and they all worked. Was never a problem for me. *shrug*

Works AWESOME on my Nexus One !!!! Its about time !! What an incredible app !!!!! WHOOOO HOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Same here. Stock Droid v2.0.1 I want to see Google Earth. It's great on a regular PC. Wonder why they put it out when it won't work on the big-mama phone.

WOW!! i can move my finger around to see the world.. no difference in that and google maps. GIVE US 2.1