Minor Update to Google Earth 4 – Version 4.0.273X

If you go to the Google Earth Download page you can download a minor update to Google Earth 4. It includes fixes to minor bugs with mostly uncommon computer configurations. No new features. Version numbers for the new version are:

  • Windows – Version 4.0.2737
  • Mac – Version 4.0.2736
  • Linux – Version 4.0.2735

One bug fix noted was to “Default to DirectX on Vista on first run due to poor OpenGL support“.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. How long before the resoloution of the maps is improved over the rest of the UK?

  2. I downloaded a fairly recent version 4.3.7191.6508
    with all the bells and whistles. It gave me a beta version (OK),
    but the version reverted to images from 2005. I know that these
    sites have been updated, and the version I had before would show
    more recent dates. Why would Google do this?

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