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Zillow, ZipRealty roll out Android apps

Both include Google Street View

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Property search and valuation site Zillow and national real estate brokerage ZipRealty have announced the launch of free real estate applications for mobile devices using Google's Android operating system. Zillow launched its iPhone app in April of last year and reports nearly 1 million total downloads. Search for "real estate" in the iTunes App Store and Zillow's app is at the top -- because it has been downloaded the most, Zillow said. ZipRealty launched its iPhone application in December and is second-ranked in the app store. The brokerage reports more than 125,000 total downloads. Both Android apps contain many of the same features as the iPhone apps, as well as some unique to Android. For Zillow, as with the iPhone app, users will be able to physically travel within a residential neighborhood to view area "Zestimates" (Zillow's home-value estimates), homes for sale, homes for rent, "Make Me Move" listings (where an owner...