Google Earth

Check out the world without ever leaving your chair, Street View has come to Google Earth

The Google Earth application has received a major update today, and with version 7.1.1 comes a trio of great changes. The most obvious, and definitely the coolest, is that you can now zoom the whole way down to Street View to check out the world at street level. Long a staple on Google Maps for Android and the web, this is a nice addition.

Besides Street View, Google has improved the search functionality, made directions allowing you to see a 3D view of transit, walking, bike and driving directions. Another major change comes to the UI, which now offers a slide-out panel from the left side much like the Google+ app. 

Google Earth has come a long way, and it's nice to see an app that can take advantage of today's high-powered phones and their processing muscle. If you've never tried it, or if it's been a while since you had a look, grab it from the Google Play link above.


Reader comments

Google Earth updated with Street View, better search and directions, new interface


Have you tried to turn off your location services? I'm no expert but maybe that will help.

I too live in Mexico. I had to hide my IP from the Play Store then it let me install the updates all my devices. N4, N7 and N10
Update: I could update my N4 from the device after hiding my ip on it but the N7 and N10 I had to hide my ip on my computer then send them from the Play Store. The devices did not need to be hidden, just the computer.
I noticed the Street View does not pan up and down on the devices.

Yeah that's kind of weird to me as well, but I guess it's cool that it has it integrated since it is a google service.