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Google Earth updated to 1.1, brings the exploration of the oceans

Google Earth for Android has been updated to version 1.1, which allows users to explore the oceans in great detail. Now, you are able to zoom in underneath the surface and explore the terrain that makes up nearly 70 percent of our Earth. 

Included in the 1.1 update:

  • A layer called "Explore the Oceans," which features hundreds of photos and videos submitted by users 
  • The gold highlighted icons represent those submitted by the Mission Blue Hope Spot Initiative

There are also features only for those with 2.2 (Froyo):

  • Supports Flash in balloons, which means that you can watch videos directly in the balloons
  • Also, the application was made easier to navigate, with Google allowing users to roam around with two fingers rather than the on-screen controls

This update will work with most devices with 2.1 (Eclair) or higher. If you want to download it, links are after the break. [Google Mobile Blog Spot]

  • Very cool
  • Hydrophobics rejoice!!!!
  • And Earth is movable to the SD card now. At over 5 meg, that's a significant chunk of on phone memory freed up! Now I can go back and find some of the junk I deleted off my Droid... ;-)
  • Except it is 20MB installed, and after moving to SD you save that whopping 5 out of 20 MB (now 14MB of my apps space). Not sure it's worth it. Just wondering...does it matter what free space I have for apps? Does it affect cache at all? From experience, I don't think it does, but I always try to keep 33% (~85MB) free.
  • I agree this is too big to run on the phone, and not worth it. Its a desktop app, and offers little more than Maps for the phone user. Not everybody has 16gig built into the phone.
  • It's disappeared from the app market for me. Is it missing for anyone else? Nexus One, M1 Singapore Can't wait to get it onto the SD card. While the download is 5MB, the installed size is 22MB, by far the largest app on my phone (Flash is 2nd at 12.5MB)
  • Still the biggest app... Luckily space isn't an issue for my phone. But I feel for those people that have low space and cpu limitations.
  • Note to reviewers. Please note whether an app is movable to the SD Card. That makes a huge difference to me as to whether I will install an app. Don't just read the press release and repost it! Download the app, fiddle with it, check the settings, and report. It takes 5-10 minutes.