It used to be that having Google Earth running on your mobile device was a testament of its awesomeness. We’ve since gotten used to seeing this GPU intensive wonder installed on most devices, but having the world in the palm of your hands, is still pretty damn awesome! For some users rocking Tegra 2 devices however, Google Earth has been somewhat of a flat experience. Apparently there have been some problems between Google Earth and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips, causing the app to constantly crash on devices like the Motorola XOOM and Galaxy Tab 10.1. You’d imagine how dissapointing it would be, not have the ability to fly around the world on your Galaxy Tab, and thus, Google has finally released an update to fix these issues.
Google Earth has been updated to version 6.1 (matching the desktop version), bringing with it the Tegra 2 crash fix along with:
- - Performance and compatibility improvements
- - New balloon open animation
- - Re-enabled for Android 2.1 (Eclair) users
- - Fixed problem with ipv6
- - Increased cache size for multi-core phones
Google Earth truly is a wonder of an application, and one that would have had Christopher Columbus rethinking his trade routes. To get the updated version, hit up the link to the Android Market below.
Android Market Link | Google Earth