May 05 AT 3:32 PM Edgar Cervantes 8 Comments

Google Earth gets updated and optimized for tablets


Tablets are (and will be) making a major change in the way we work, entertain ourselves, and go throughout our daily life. Though Android 3.0 Honeycomb is made to fit tablets, it simply does not fully serve its purpose if an application is not designed for the honeycomb environment, or the bigger screen. As Android Tablets start becoming more popular, we will start seeing more developers take advantage of Android 3.0′s potential, and as expected, Google is improving its major apps as well.

Today, Google has updated Google Earth to fit the Honeycomb tablet environment. Google Earth now has support for textured 3D buildings (as you can see in the image below), as well as simultaneous image and map viewing. The links at the top-right of the screen also allow for a much faster and intuitive interaction with the device, only made possible thanks to the bigger screen of a tablet.

It must be said that the interface does look much nicer and well organized. Have you guys checked out the new tablet optimized Google Earth yet? Let us know how it feels for you.

Via: Phandroid

Source: Google

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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    works great on my iPad 2!!!

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  • http://Website Owain

    I’m yet to be convinced that a tablet is worth getting… The Transformer I think may change that.

  • http://Website JesusFish

    So is it necessary to update without a tablet? Anything for us phone people?

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    This probably looks awesome on a tablet.

  • Bartinger

    Make a video pls :P

  • Gain

    This looks good on a tablet, i love it.Good work.

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