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New Version of Google Earth Released

Discussion in 'Android News' started by danDroid, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. danDroid
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    Google has released v1.1 of Google Earth for Android which includes an impressive "Explore the Oceans" feature. You can now explore some of the deepest places on earth with great detail all from your Droid!
    For those of you running Android 2.2, there are some more treats in store. Google Earth now supports Flash in balloons, so if you have the Flash player installed on your mobile device, you can watch videos right in the balloon. We’ve also made the program easier to navigate; for most devices, you can now use two fingers to “look around” and change your viewpoint, as an alternate to using the on-screen button. This makes it even easier to tilt your view to see mountainous landscapes or underwater canyons. Rotating your view with a simple twist of your fingers is now available on more devices as well.

    Google Earth for Android 1.1 is available in Android Market today for most Android devices running version 2.1 or later. Explore the ocean anywhere.
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    Source: Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android - Official Google Mobile Blog
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    I'll say the same thing here I did in my review -- which apparently was the first on the market too.

    The best just got better!
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    I only want to know one thing.

    Apps2sd?

    If not, I don't have room on my :motdroidhoriz:
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    Google blog comments say yes... does this forum let me edit?
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    Yes they finally enabled it to be moved to the SD card dancedroiddancedroid
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    Thank god to the SD it goes!

    Interesting how reporting shrinks hen it's moved as well, obviously leaves some in phone mem and the rest is on the SD... But still a GOOD thing.
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    Yes, the reason I didn't download it previously was because of the amount of app space it took on my phone, but now being able to move it to the SD card makes it a cool little feature to play with, amaze your friends, etc.
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    I heard it still puts 15mb on your phones internal storage. That's still to high for me.
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    Yep, looks like it was roughly 20mb on the phone before the move, and 14.93mb on the phone after the move. So it only shifted about 5mb to the card.

    I'll play with it for a while, but sadly, Google Earth will be the first thing that goes if I start running short on space.
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    I have it moved entirely to my SD card... But I'm also running a custom ROM that allows forced SD installs except on Maps updates and a couple of other apps. Earth moved fine, strangely enough.

    It's still an improvement. Hopefully the next update will fix it entirely.
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    Yeah, this is still too steep for me probably, I installed it again, but if I get a low memory warning, it'll be gone again.
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    Never downloaded because of its massive size. Why does it have to be THAT big?
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    Whats odd is that it shows as 20+ mb on the phone... mine wouldn't update unless I un-installed the previous version... so I did... and it was a 5 mb download... but then shows up as a 20+ mb app. Weird...

    def
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    If it were only 5 mb I'd download in a sec. Oh well.
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    Yeah. In my case I installed it and then tried to install Flash. I couldn't because there wasn't room, so I uninstalled Google Earth and installed Flash. With being able to move a quarter of the app to the sd card (I'm unrooted), I'll pass on this until all of the app will move.
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    Can anyone access the 'Explore the Oceans' feature?
    I opened my Layers and I do see an Oceans box checked but when I try to zoom into the water nothing happens. How do I go below into the ocean floor?
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