It seems as though every Google app is getting an upgrade during I/O, and Google Earth is no exception, with version 7 now available to download through the Play Store.

The latest version includes a new feature called Tour Guide, which highlights all of the places a city has to offer, both to tourists and locals. For example, if you're in Rome, the app will point out places such as the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, two spots that are very popular with tourists.

To access Tour Guide, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal a series of tab-like options which you can then select to look at in closer detail.


Also available in the latest version is 3D imagery, which allows you to fly through 3D recreations of select cities. The list currently includes San Francisco, Boston and Rome, with more cities becoming available in the coming weeks.

You will only be able to take advantage of the 3D imagery feature if your phone has a dual-core processor, so if you have an older device, you may not be in luck.

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The update is, of course, free, and you can download it right now from the Play Store.

Google Earth
Google Earth
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Source: Play Store