Google Earth updated to 1.1, brings the exploration of the oceans

August 24, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Google Earth has just updated to include exploring what makes up 70% of the earth, the ocean. The update will work for most phones on Android 2.1 or later.

Included in the 1.1 update:

  • A layer called “Explore the Oceans,” which features hundreds of photos and videos submitted by users
  • The gold highlighted icons represent those submitted by the Mission Blue Hope Spot Initiative

There are also features only for those with 2.2 (Froyo):

  • Supports Flash in balloons, which means that you can watch videos directly in the balloons
  • Also, the application was made easier to navigate, with Google allowing users to roam around with two fingers rather than the on-screen controls

Download this app from the market here: