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Google Earth launched for Android Honeycomb

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Google’s hugely popular Google Earth tool has been ported to their Android Honeycomb operating system, bringing world mapping at street level to tablet devices such as the Motorola Xoom.

Android Honeycomb (version 3.0) is Google’s dedicated operating system for tablet devices such as the Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Pad Transformer. The big G announced yesterday that their mapping service would be making the jump from PC to Tablet in the next few days.

Google Earth for Android Honeycomb will bring users access to almost 197 million square miles of mapping and street level imagining from all over the globe. Google say the new version of the app will also include support for “fully textured 3D buildings”.

In the tablet version of Google Earth, Google have taken advantage of the larger screen real estate, creating pop-ups to the side to show additional information on the searched location (see image above for an example!)

If you’re one of the people lucky enough to have an Android Honeycomb tablet already, you’ll be able to download Google Earth for your device for free from the Market within the next week.