Google Earth, the 3D mapping application from the search giant has been updated to version 7.1 for Android with the excellent Street View feature. Until now, Street View was only available as a standalone app.
Street View integration with Google Earth makes it a much more complete experience. For the first time, we can explore the planet from a distance, and dive right down to the detailed street view photography.
The update also improved signposting, making Google Earth a good alternative to GPS apps like TomTom, thanks to the 3D navigation on foot, by car or public transportation. The panel on the left of the app means you can easily add or remove layers to Google Earth, such as location, routes, photos and Wikipedia entries.
The iOS app has not been updated with these features yet, but we expect that to happen soon.