Google has rolled out a new version of Google Earth for Android, and it makes up for a major oversight in earlier versions — the fact that 3/4ths of the earth is covered in water. Google Earth 1.1 for Android now includes underwater imagery.

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Not only can you explore underwater areas, but there’s also an “Explore the Ocean” layer which includes phtoos and videos from over 100 contributors.

Google Earth 1.1 also supports Adobe Flash if you’re on a phone running Android 2.2 with Flash installed. That means you can watch videos in a pop-up balloon without jumping out of Google Earth and into a separate video player.

You can read more about the new features in Google Earth for Android 1.1 at the Google Mobile web site. The app is available as a free download  for Android 2.1 and up.

Brad Linder

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