Google just announced that its Google Earth application is now available for the Nexus One.  Google makes mention of the need for a fast processor and 3D graphics, but does say that other Android 2.1 devices will be able to run it – and even specifically mentions the Motorola DROID for Verizon, which is waiting on its Android 2.1 update.  The HTC Desire and Acer Liquid e will both ship with Android 2.1. Google says that Earth on Android even gets some new features not seen on the desktop version, such as voice search.  The roads layer is supported, and…

The HTC Desire, codenamed Bravo, has been let loose officially. The HTC Desire is a effectively a Google Nexus One. However, the Desire has HTC’s famous Sense UI paved over the most recently available build of Android, called Eclair. It’s a very attractive piece of kit that has even grown a ever-so-small chin reminiscent of the HTC Magic. It’s almost unnoticeable, though. Instead of the Nexus One’s trackball, there is a an optical trackpad. This part of the phone has clearly undergone some serious thought. The actual trackpad – which is effectively just a small black dot, is surrounded by…

Right at the start of the month we reported to you that the Android-powered HTC Desire may be heading to Verizon. The foundations of this news were based in the fact that PhoneArena received a leaked photo of the Verizon inventory system showing the device listed alongside others such as the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and similar devices. Now, we can confirm that the HTC Desire has not only gained FCC approval but it has also obtained a Wi-Fi Interoperability Certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Things are certainly starting to point in the same direction. With that said, this doesn’t really…

The guys at PhoneArena have received a screen shot of a Verizon inventory system that appears to suggest that we’ll be seeing a device called the HTC Desire sporting the Android OS.  The photo shows the device description as being “PCD/HTC DESIRE ADR6200 DIGITAL GOOGL”. PCD is Personal Communications Devices, formerly UT Starcom and Audiovox, and it has often been involved with HTC devices that have ended up on Verizon. I’ve no real clue what the “DIGITAL” part means, since basically every device is digital now, but “GOOGL” certainly does suggest an Android based device.  Now, it *is* possible that…