Feb 22 AT 2:26 PM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

Google Earth now available for Andriod 2.1

After several month of waiting, Google has finally released Google Earth to the Android Market. We were originally told this app would launch with the Droid and then later the Nexus One, but it was delayed several times.

Google says the app will work on the Nexus One and “on most devices that have Android 2.1 or later”. I’ve seen several reports of Google Earth currently running on the Droid, but other users say they can’t access it from the Market. The Droid update for Android 2.1 is expected to roll out soon so those users should eventually see it.

The mobile app is essentially a mini version of the desktop client with the addition of a new roads layer and voice search.

Users should note the Google Earth download is only 5 MB, but the app takes up a full 22 MB after it is installed.

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From Google: Use Google Earth to explore the world from the palm of your hand. Fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger, as you view the same 3D imagery available in the desktop version. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers of geographic information including roads, borders, places, photos and more.

Source: Google Mobile Blog

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