New Google Earth brings 3D view on Honeycomb tablets

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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California, May 6: Making the Google Earth app more attractive on Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, the search engine giant Google announced the launch of updated version of Google Earth for Android. The new Google Earth version offers 3D features and large screen adaptability.

Google Earth for Android has support for fully textured 3D buildings. There is also a new action bar up top, enabling easier access to search, the option to 'fly to your location' and layers such as Places, Panoramio photos, Wikipedia and 3D buildings.

Google took the advantage of the larger screen size and powerful processors, including features like content pop-ups appearing within Earth view, so that users can see more information without switching back and forth between pages.

On Google Earth for Android, users can easily navigate with their 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 single finger double-tap to zoom in and
* a two-finger double-tap to zoom out

New Google Earth is available for devices with Android 2.1 and above. The new tablet design will run on devices with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and above. Users can update to the new version by clicking here or download from Android Market.

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