Google Earth For iPhone!

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  1. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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  2. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    SWEET! That looks awesome!

    Article states that it is first being rolled out in the Australian App Store for some reason, and that it should be coming to other regions soon.
     
  3. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    Everyone can download it in the USA now because I am right now. I am on WIFI and it is taking a while to download it.

    Here is a picture.

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  4. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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  5. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    I am just saying if you are on 3G or EDGE it is just going to take a while :p
     
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Works well on WiFi, but I'm not brave enough to try it on edge or 3G.
     
  7. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Here's a working link to the CNET article.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10075543-37.html

    The accelerometer tilting lags a bit to start but once it starts tilting it works great. It actually starts up faster than the desktop version of Google Earth.
     
  8. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    when i saw the screenshot with the verizon logo i thought it was BS but its definitely real, and its very impressive
     
  9. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    This app is fantastic. Not as "smooth" as the desktop version of course, but very, very impressive. I really like the integration with the GPS and the accelerometer (for changing the angle of view).

    Heh, it only took a minute or so on 3G for me, and using the actual app on 3G also works quite well, at least for me.

    -- Nathan
     
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  11. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Why does it say Verizon?
    *cough*
    :cool:
     
  12. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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  13. rafayj macrumors newbie

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    I tried installing this app and then searching but then it made me wait for like 5 mins while it was searching for a connection and in the end it says connection lost. Tried twice and both times it says could not connect.
     
  14. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Got it! The zoom and turn controls are amazing... I love how Google is still making all this iPhone stuff even though they have Android now...
     
  15. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    probably jailbroken
     
  16. Psyxologos macrumors regular

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    What is the point on getting google earth when we already have the maps application? It looks the same and uses the same engine, does it not?
     
  17. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    diff engine and it has more features plus it works better
     
  18. Psyxologos macrumors regular

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    My bad. I thought they use the same engine. It probably is a bit too heavy on the MBs though. anyway, I love the application in my PC, so I will give it a go in my iphone 3G, although will have me waiting ages to get a decent pic over Edge or even 3G.

    thanks!
     
  19. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    actually its very quick
     
  20. Psyxologos macrumors regular

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    Yep! After I wrote the previous message I downloaded the app and you are right. it i quite fast...
     
  21. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    WOW!! this does a better job of "Locating me" than Google maps!*see attachment* I'm currently at the 'red arrow'(my house) and it said I was about like 200ft off.(I walk there everyday, thats my school)
     

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  22. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yep works better for me too
     
  23. twist2b macrumors regular

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    SEXY! I can't believe it locates you! NICE! I can't wait for ground 3-D view to come out in 2.2 :)
     

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