Google today launched Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch. The application is a near-complete port of Google Earth from Mac OS X. It takes advantage of the iPhone’s (and iPod touch’s) accelerometer, as well as iPhone’s GPS system.
The application relies on the Open GL-ES support inside of Mac OS X. The Google Earth team noted that only Android contains equal power in the mobile field. While Windows Mobile carries Microsoft’s competing Direc3D Mobile, it is crippled due to lack of drivers in devices, and lack of a comprehensive tool set.
While the team did touch on Android during their announcement, the Google Earth team stressed that they have no announcement ready for Google Earth on other platforms.
Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch is free, and available now on Apple’s App Store.