Google has just announced on their blog that they’ve updated Google Maps for the mobile web browser in an attempt to bring a more consistent experience wherever you use it – regardless if you’re on an iOS, Android phone or desktop. While it’s still not 100% like Google Maps on the desktop yet, it’s getting there, and both iOS and Android users can use both versions without any noticeable differences between Google Maps on their different phones/tablets.
When you visit maps.google.com on your phone’s or tablet’s browser and opt to share your location, you’ll be able to: see your current location, search for what’s nearby with suggestions and auto complete, view 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 Places pages with photos, ratings, hours and more, and if you’re signed in to your Google account, you can access your starred locations and My Maps.
With pretty much every phone already preloaded with the Google Maps, it doesn’t make much sense to use the web browser version, but hey – it’s good to know that you now have a choice to. Head over to Google Maps on your mobile phone now to try it out.