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Google Earth update brings Street view and improved UI to Android

Authored by: Sterling Keys — May 10, 2013

In the latest update of the popular app for Android users, Google has introduced a much needed facelift to the interfact and added Street View compatibility to Google Earth

An update to the interface is one of the new features in Google Earth / ©


While Street View was already accessible through the main Google Maps app, the update to Google Earth focuses primarily on exploration and curiosity, as opposed to driving directions.  Now users of the app can zoom across geographical locations and get up close and personal, down to the street level in some major cities, with some their favorite landmarks and points of interest on their mobile phone.

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Street view, at long last available on Google Earth for Android / © Google

The update also features an improved navigation menu that can be used to toggle between the various layers available on Google Earth, including Wikipedia entries of specific locations, Roads and Arteries, Border and labels, and much more.

Check out the updated version of the app here.

Source: MobileSyrup

From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.

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