Google Earth for Android now available on DROID

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM

When we launched Google Earth for Android about a month ago, we said that availability for DROID by Verizon was coming soon. Well, now that DROID phones are being updated to Android 2.1, we’re pleased to report that Google Earth is now available for DROID too.

Remember, with Google Earth for Android you can view the same 3D imagery and terrain that’s available in the desktop version of Google Earth, all from the palm of your hand. And you can travel around the globe with the swipe of a finger or a simple voice command -- Android’s voice recognition together with Google Local Search make it easy for you to search for cities, places, and businesses anywhere in the world. You can also browse layers of geographic information including roads, borders, Panoramio photos, and more.

Google Earth for Android will be compatible with most Android devices running 2.1, so as new Android phones that run on Android 2.1 or higher become available, they too will be able to explore the world with Google Earth. (Technically speaking, Google Earth requires hardware floating-point acceleration, so it will run on devices such as DROID and Nexus One, but not on devices such as myTouch 3G and DROID ERIS.)

Download Earth for your DROID for free today by visiting m.google.com/earth from your mobile browser or by searching for Google Earth in Android Market.