After updating Google Maps for Android recently, Google has also announced a new version of Google Earth for Android tablets. This version adds support for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and is now optimized for tablet sized devices. The new version will also take advantage of faster, meaner processors on tablets to offer a better experience than on smartphones.
Google claims that the app now looks better than the older version and features support for fully textured 3D buildings and an option to fly to places – as seen on the full-fledged desktop version of the application. It also adds in a lot of layers including that of Places, Panaramio and Wikipedia. Another notable addition is the use of pop up boxes to display information regarding the links you click on. This feature was not available on the smartphone version of the app simply because phone screens were simply too small to display these. Smartphones had a different implementation whereby links opened in a pop up page – thereby disrupting the overall experience.
You can head over to the Android Market to download the new version.