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With the release of Google Earth for Android, the mapping service is no longer limited for use with PC, Mac or Linux. With the mobile version, users can fly around the planet and explore distant lands with just a swipe of their finger wherever and whenever.

Google Earth for Android 8.0.2

The Android version comes with integrated Google Maps street view that lets you browse places, roads, borders photos and many others. The Earth Gallery has exciting maps of planes in flight, city tours, hiking trails, real-time earthquakes and more.

The freeware app also comes with a “tour guide” feature where you can access a selection of virtual tours from around the globe with just a swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen.

When it comes to navigation, Google Earth for Android maintains convenience all throughout. It only takes one-finger swipe to move the globe, and two-finger pinch and rotate to zoom your viewpoint in and out, as well as rotate it. If you only want to zoom in, use one-finger double tap, and zoom out using two-finger double tap. To tilt your view, use two-fingers swiped together. It’s that easy.

What can you expect from this version?

  • Improved interface with the addition of a new left-hand panel where you can easily browse and enable different layers.
  • Updated directions that let you visualize directions in transit, and while walking, biking and driving in 3D.
  • Updated search results that allows you to quickly browse through a list of search results.

Google Earth for Android 8.0.2 is available online and in Google Play Store.

Google Earth Pro is 7.1

Of course, if you prefer desktop use, there is always Google Earth Pro that you can download and install for free. Yes, you read that right. Google Earth Pro features are now available free to all users.

Simply download the desktop app, grab a free key and you’re good to go. Unfortunately, the app is only available to a limited number of Windows operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. As for Macs, it can be installed on Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later.

What makes Google Earth Pro different? It has the same features as Google Earth with a number of added features. One of the most impressive is the ability to record a virtual trip without spending a dime. Suffice to say that there is plenty you can do with Google Earth Pro features.

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