Google Earth 1.1 Update for Android Brings the Ocean

Google [GOOG] has launched Google Earth 1.1 for Android smartphones. New features of this version include the ability to explorer the ocean.

The latest version of Google Earth for Android also introduces the ‘Explore the Ocean layer, which features hundreds of photos and videos from more than 100 contributors who are excited to share their stories of sea. Plan your next vacation during your daily commute by clicking on any of the little blue icons. The gold highlighted icons represent content from the Mission Blue Hope Spot initiative.

With the release of this feature, escape the hustle and bustle of life on land and discover the marine world using Google Earth on your mobile device. Now, you can check out the landscape and terrain in Monterery Bay Canyon, which is larger than the Grand Canyon, by zooming in on Google Earth below the ocean surface just off the coast. Once underwater, we can use the ‘look around button to tilt the view and see the extent of this great undersea canyon.

Google Earth for Android is available on “most” smartphones running Android 2.1. If you have Android 2.2 installed on your device then you’ll get a few more features which include Flash in balloons that video can be played within.

You can grab the update today from the Android Market if your smartphone is compatible.

Via: Google


  1. google boy says

    This is really exciting news that the Google earth newest version have featues like Explore the Oceans. The only drawback seems to me only android devices running on Froyo will enjoy its taste.

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