Official reason Google Earth isn’t showing for the HTC Desire in the Android Market

Google Earth IconOK, so here’s the official word from HTC themselves as to why Google Earth currently isn’t appearing in the Market:

“Dear Andrew The explanation we have been given is that for all new ROMS released we have to supply Google with a “fingerprint” that identifies the ROM and this needs to be updated in their database with compatibility info and such so that the correct apps can be shown. Such as the market filtering out incompatible apps. We do supply these before relaese of all our ROM’s and devices however we have no say over how long it takes for Google to update their database. Best regards, Bjorn D HTC”

I found this quote from the Google Support website where there are direct links to the application which you can use in the meantime while we wait for Google to update their database. I’m sure it won’t be too much longer but I don’t know why it has taken this long already.

So, if you are that desperate to get Google Earth running on your Desire then follow this link: http://sites.google.com/site/droidlife10/home/google_earth.apk

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2 Responses to “Official reason Google Earth isn’t showing for the HTC Desire in the Android Market”

  1. Jonas Says:

    Thanks for this. I get to download the application, but the installation fails with a very non-informative message. I do know that you’re just providing the link – but do you happen to know about this issue?

    • Jon Says:

      Hi Jonas, if the appliation fails to install it’s probbly becuse you haven’t got enough space on your phone.

      Make sure you have at least 22MB of free space (more if possible) and try installing again.

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