We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,796 News Articles

Google to launch Star Droid mobile app

Mobile phone app to identify planets and stars

Google has created a mobile phone app that can help handset owners identify stars and planets.

Star Droid uses a handset's GPS to pinpoint the user's location in relation to maps of space and then tag and name the stars that can be seen on the phone's display.

Google has yet to confirm when the Star Droid app will be made available.

"There are lots of great applications being produced all the time so you will just have to watch this space," Google said.

The search engine already offers Google Sky, an add-on to its Google Earth web-based app, that allows you to view stars and plants.

Broadband speed tester


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 5S comparison review: Metal smartphones fight

IDG UK Sites

Gateway to your kingdom: why everybody should check and update their broadband router

IDG UK Sites

Fonts review

IDG UK Sites

Best Mac? Complete Apple Mac buyers guide for 2014