Google Earth for Android updated to version 6.1; brings Earth Gallery with it
Google Earth for Android has been updated to version 6.1 and with that comes the Earth Gallery.
Explore the world from the palm of your hand with Google Earth.
Use Google Earth to fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.
For tablet users (Android 3.0 or newer), you can now enjoy a new Google Earth experience optimized for the large screen. With a new action bar, you can get easy access to search, reset-to-north, my location, and layers. Also, on tablets and select phones, you can now explore the same photo-realistic 3D buildings that have previously only been accessible with the desktop version of Google Earth. Visit the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Taj Mahal in India, or the Sydney Opera House in Australia, all in their full 3D glory! To view 3D buildings, just select “3D Buildings” from the layer menu.
You can easily navigate with your fingers, using:
* a one finger swipe to move the globe
* a two-finger pinch and rotate to zoom in and out and rotate your viewpoint
* two-fingers swiped together to tilt your view
* a one single finger double-tap to zoom in and
* a two-finger double-tap to zoom out
What’s new in Version 6.1:
- Earth Gallery: Explore a curated list of layers, such as real time flights, earthquake, and city tours.
- Touring: load tours from the Gallery or inside balloons.
- Share your current view through Google+ or other social applications.
- New Zoom around and pinch gesture.
- Stability and performance improvements