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Google Earth for Android

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Google Earth

  • Gain a new world perspective exploring the globe with a swipe of your finger
  • Last updated on 07/29/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 20, 2017

Tour the globe from your phone with Google Earth. Search for landmarks, explore a region, read stories about regional cultures, and send travel postcards to friends.


Search: To explore a specific area, tap the Search icon and enter a city or state, for example, a general location, or a landmark. To discover someplace random, tap the I'm Feeling Lucky icon to land on an arbitrary location.

Explore a location: When you search for a location or tap a place, a knowledge card will offer details on the location or landmark. Tap the card to learn more and see images. You can also tap the Fly icon on a card to soar around a location. To control how much information you see, tap the menu in the top-left corner, tap Map Style, then select how much or how little information the app displays.

Learn about our world: Tap the Voyager icon at the top of the app to explore a topic, such as a location or subject. Voyager is a constantly updated collection of stories about travel, culture, nature, and history.

Send a postcard: Tap the Camera icon to send friends a postcard from an interesting location you've found. You can also save the image to your Photos library.

Designed for touch: Move around a map by tapping or dragging with one finger. With two fingers, rotate, tilt, or zoom into a view. You can swap between 2D and 3D views by tapping the 2D/3D button on the lower-left side of the screen, reorient the map to the north by tapping the compass icon, and switch to a street view by tapping the pegman button.


Can't save locations in the Android app: The Google Earth app can't save a place to your list of saved locations. You can save locations in the browser version and view your saved locations in the app. You can also import a KML file into the Android app.

Bottom Line

Google Earth is an extremely engaging app that not only lets you explore in detail the surface of our world but also learn about our planet's culture, history, and more.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

  • Improved search experience now includes locations, suggested points of interest, data layers, and guided tours in Voyager.
  • Your maps, now on mobile: Creation tools enable you to collaborate with others to make immersive maps and stories with Google Earth on web. You can now view these projects on-the-go in the new Projects tab on your iOS device.


Release July 29, 2020
Date Added July 29, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Downloads Last Week 8
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Developer's Description

Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world.

Zoom to your house or anywhere else then dive in for a 360' perspective with Street View. Set off on a unique adventure by rolling the dice and hopping between random locations. And see the world from a new point of view with Voyager, a collection of guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic, and more.

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