Star Droid Star Gazing App From Google

by Chris Moor on

Google are planning to release a star gazing application for the Android platform in the next few weeks. Star Droid will allow users to use their Android phones to identify star constellations in the night sky.

The Star Droid app will use Android’s built-in GPS technology to match the position of the device with existing maps of space, and attach relevant name tags to the stars and planets that can be seen through the phone’s viewfinder.

The Star Droid application will be available free to download from the Android Market, and is expected to appear in the Market soon.

[via telegraph.co.uk]

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  • JamWheel

    There is an app in the market that does this already… Presumably Google’s will be better?

  • googleer

    google are planning? =x

  • Bob Dole

    Yep, there’s already one that does that… “Sky Map” and it freakin’ rocks! Come on, Google, focus on stuff that matters, like system-wide multi-touch. Maybe even a graphic EQ for the music app.

  • mel agustin

    Why can’t we not have flash player, that wud be a better apps. Instead of star gazing or whatever.

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    Indeed, I hope they fix the multi-touch.. (without modifying the phone), screw Apple and their lame ‘patents’.

  • pat oconnor

    I had a star finder app that was suupposedly upgraded to Google sky Map, which is prettier but doesn’t use GPS to enable star/constellation identification. I’d rather be able to point at a star and identify it than have a pretty map with no frame of reference. Is there an app that allows me to point to a star/constellation and identify it? If so, how would I download it to my G1? Thanks! Pat O’Connor

  • Jen

    Has anyone heard if there will be an app like this for the iPhone? I am an avid star gazer and I would LOVE to have this app!

  • Suzanne Butler

    iphone already has Sky Walker

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  • Smedleybeth

    I hope this app is available soon.

  • ying

    i freakin hate tihs bullcrap. i want this exact thing but NOT on a phone . do i have no option but to pay a monthly fee so i can find stars does anyone know of something that can find stars without it being a phone