Google Maps for Mobile Browser on Android and iOS Update Brings Desktop Maps Features

Google Maps for mobile browsers on Android and iOS received an update today. "Now, when you visit maps.google.com on your phone or tablet's browser and opt-in to share your location, you can use many of the same Google Maps features you're used to from the desktop," Google informed.Google Maps for mobile browsers is platform independent […]

Google Maps for mobile browsers on Android and iOS received an update today. "Now, when you visit maps.google.com on your phone or tablet's browser and opt-in to share your location, you can use many of the same Google Maps features you're used to from the desktop," Google informed.

Google Maps for mobile browsers is platform independent - you will always get a consistent experience and the latest features without needing to install any updates, no matter what phone you use.

This will allow you to:

  • See your current location
  • Search for what's nearby with suggest and auto complete
  • Have clickable icons of popular businesses and transit stations
  • Get driving, transit, biking, and walking directions
  • Turn on satellite, transit, traffic, biking, and other layers
  • View Place pages with photos, ratings, hours, and more
  • When signed into your Google account, access your starred locations and My Maps

To get started exploring Google Maps in your mobile browser, go to http://maps.google.com or any domain where Google Maps is available.

Learn more in help center.

[Source: Google Mobile blog]