While the Pro version of the popular Google Earth program isn’t available for Android devices, you can still rejoice as the basic edition can actually be downloaded for free.
Just like how you get other apps into your phone or tablet, all you have to do is head to the Google Play Store to download the latest version.
As of this writing, the current stable release is version 8.0 but that might vary depending on your OS version. For instance, there’s an APK for a version 126.96.36.1996. You’re free to install that version on your device but if you want to be safe, always download and install apps from the Play Store.
It’s true that Google Earth Pro allows users to do a whole lot more like calculate the distance between points and even make media content but the basic version has a ton of cool stuff to keep anyone occupied as well.
Just think of it this way: you don’t have to sit in front of a desktop to explore the world you live in. You can use the Google Earth app while you’re on the train on your way to work or play with it whenever you have free time.
Through Google Earth for Android, you can do the following:
- Explore cities such as London, Rome or Tokyo in 3D
- Immerse yourself into a certain place with Street View
- Discover new places you might want to visit soon through the Tour Guide
- Learn more about a certain place through Wikipedia or Photos
- Find a range of maps at the Maps Gallery, including hiking trails and planes in flight
Those features are still quite enjoyable, right? Even better, you don’t even have to activate the 3D feature when using Google Earth through your mobile device, unlike when using it on a desktop device. Yes, the app on phones and tablets automatically gives you a 3D view of buildings.
In addition to the cities listed above, Google has added 3D areas for Washington DC and given the many places of interest in America’s capital, you’re definitely in for a treat.