Originally Posted by genovelle
you are right this was the desktop and wrong they did not RELEASE a comparable feature for android even by last december. "Were Google to launch a 3D Maps app for Android with similar specifications to its current desktop maps product, it would only work on about 29 percent of the platform's reported installed base of devices, just like the company's Google Now, which requires Jelly Bean 4.1."
It's available in Google Earth, not Google Maps. So yes, there is a comparable feature for Android, just not in the app called “Maps".
As for your other point, neither Google Maps nor Google Earth is tied to a system version. Both are updated independently through the Play Store. Google Now is the only major system app currently tied to Jellybean. Chrome is the only system app that is tied to ICS and higher. Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Earth, YouTube, Drive, Google+, Hangouts, Navigation, Offers, Books, Magazines, Movies, Music, Translate, Voice, and Wallet are all updated regardless of Android version.
If you're going to spend so much time deriding Android, you really should learn more about it.