Google’s Star Droid: Astronomy Software for Mobile Phones

The Sunday Times reports on an upcoming (“as early as this week”) astronomy application for mobile phones: “The Google software, called Star Droid, uses GPS technology found in most new handsets to identify the position of the user and then compares this with existing maps of space. It automatically attaches name tags to the stars and planets that can be seen through the phone’s viewfinder.” Sounds like a mobile version of Google Sky with the locate-and-identify features of a personal planetarium. No word on which platforms, though Android is a safe bet. Via Gizmodo.

Previously: Moon Maps and Star Charts for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Update: The Times got the name wrong; It’s called Sky Map for Android.