Verizon Droid 2.1: Google Earth now officially available

Verizon Droid 2.1: Google Earth now officially available

In our story earlier this week we reported to you that Verizon Motorola Droid users with 2.1 were seemingly unable to download Google Earth. We can now report however, that Google Earth for Droid is now officially available.

Google Earth is now compatible for most Android 2.1 phones, according to, sourced from Lat Long Blog. Now the Droid has been upgraded to the Android 2.1 OS, the globe can be delved into, with Earth providing 3D imagery and terrain, in the same way as for the desktop version.

The Android’s voice recognition and Google’s Local Search have simplified the whole operation of locating the place you want, and layers of information on a browse with Google Earth, show roads, photos, borders etc.

The download is available now, free of charge from the Android Market, or on your mobile browser by going to We still have no information regarding why it did not seem to be available to some for a while, but one suggestion is that Verizon were simply left off the list of carriers for downloading.

Are you a Verizon Droid 2.1 user and have you encountered problems obtaining Google Earth? If so, can you download it now? We’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

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  • bill

    I'm loving Google Earth on my Droid with OTA 2.1. In Layers, the Street View option doesn't appear to be available like my desktop. Any explanation why not?

  • Robin

    Just tried on my 2.1…says not available.

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