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Motorola DROID: Verizon 2.1 Update removes Google Earth

Some slightly worrying news to bring to Motorola DROID owners on Verizon now, as it has been reported that the Google Earth application is no longer available once you upgrade to the 2.1 Android OS.

According to this report from MobileBurn, you’ll no longer be able to find the application in the Android marketplace once you update, so if you are a regular user of Google Earth, you may want to put off updating until we find out more details.

We will update this article once we hear more. It will be very disappointing if that is the case though. It could just be a temporary issue that Google and/or Verizon Wireless are already working on.

Let us know if you have spotted this after updating to 2.1.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I received my update last night and was a able to find Google Eath without a problem in the Android Market. I used it after installing it without a clitch.


Reports are true… no google earth on the market after the 2.1 update. I read a google help thread that explained a work around. Basicaly you download the app to your computer, then copy to the phones sd card, but I didn’t try it.

Hemant Mehta
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Yes Google Earth is not available in the market.

Also the weather widget can’t seem to get the GPS location. I see that location is available (google maps is working) but Weather keeps saying no location available.



I had this problem after my update. My solution was to back everything up and do a factory reset. After that it shows up in the market. Not ideal, but a solution nonetheless.


fuck verizon.

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