50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads
- Earth view and zoom-in effect
- Amount of layers
- Database: local info and photos
- Wikipedia integration
- Questionable usefulness if you already have Google Maps
- Lag in some devices
- Shortens battery life due to compass and accelerometer
Google Earth for Android is probably the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to visit the most beautiful places in the world.
Thanks to its complete database you’ll get pictures, local info, layers, a 3D view -and much more- of almost any place on earth.
Far gone are the days of Columbus and his caravels: today, exploring the world is as easy as installing Google Earth mobile in your Android device. All you have to do is introduce the name of the place you want to fly to in the search bar and click. You’ll automatically get a real 3D bird’s eye view. Once you are located in the place you were looking for, you can change the layers to get local information on your destination (powered by the Wikipedia and Google Maps database). In addition, if your Android is equipped with GPS, you’ll be able to set your location and search for local services around you. And as if that wasn’t enough, you can also search by voice for the places you want to fly to.
Even though the interface and usability of Google Earth in its mobile version are quite good, we’re missing some extra layers and options. But even if we had them, is it really as useful as it sets out to be? After all, if you’ve already got Google Maps installed on your Android, you can to perform almost all the operations carried out by Google Earth (in addition to the specific Google Maps ones).
Google Earth is one of the star apps developed by Google Inc., the official Android Market provider, responsible of other indispensable Android apps such as Google Books, Google Maps, Gmail or Blogger.
Get Google Earth if you’re looking for a comprehensive app for searching for places, but take into account that almost all its features are already included on Google Maps.
Use the new “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.
With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. 3D imagery is available on select devices, including most tablets.
You can easily navigate with your fingers, using:
* A one finger swipe to move the globe
* A two-finger pinch and rotate to zoom in and out and rotate your viewpoint
* Two-fingers swiped together to tilt your view
* A one-finger double-tap to zoom in
* A two-finger double-tap to zoom out
Whats New in 7.1.3
* Support for Android 4.4
* New compass icon
* Bug Fixes
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Pinch zoom hasn't worked in many months. Google devs have really been slipping. Furthermore, Google apps have been unusually problematic on Android, Linux and Windows. Crashing, features not working, apps not working and many can't be removed from the dev