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Topic # 57728 23-Feb-2010 07:45
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But only for the Nexus One so far Laughing

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  Reply # 301749 24-Feb-2010 09:53
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Seems to work okay though I am not sure what I would use it for over the regular Maps application.




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  Reply # 301852 24-Feb-2010 16:26
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Are all these features found in Maps? I installed Google Earth on an Android 2.1 ROM flashed to my phone, but it doesn't run. 


A logcat shows it crashes almost immediately. 


GE supports ARM7-compatible processors...and the HTC Magic is ARM6.


There appears to be a hacked version out already that runs on Android v2.0.1 on the Droid.




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  Reply # 301866 24-Feb-2010 17:01
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Maybe not but then I guess it's not something I tend to use on my phone and use on a PC instead.

OK - got me intrigued and tried some of the functions noted on the GE page. Work pretty well but make sure you have a wifi connection or a good data plan!





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  Reply # 301869 24-Feb-2010 17:11
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I would have thought this would be available for Android on day one, given the relationship. Guess not :)

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  Reply # 301903 24-Feb-2010 19:41
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gehenna: I would have thought this would be available for Android on day one, given the relationship. Guess not :)


It sort of is. As @lchiu7 observed, Google Maps on Android has most of the usual Google Earth functions. I'm having trouble thinking of any major differences between the PC version and Google Maps on my phone. Both let me see any place in a variety of modes. Both provide directions. Both help me find businesses, services, whatever...of interest. 






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