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Google Updates Maps Experience For Mobile Browsers

Google Updates Maps Experience For Mobile Browsers

One reason to stick with Android, particularly for avid travelers, has been Google Maps Navigation. It's a built-in turn-by-turn navigation system that comes free with Android, and isn't available on iOS. But Google may be shooting themselves in the foot somewhat here. The company recently reported that 40% of all Maps usage is on mobile devices -- not surprising given that people really need to know how to get from place to place while on-the-move. And now, they've upgraded their Maps for Mobile service by making it even more robust in mere mobile browsers. Browsers that work on both Android and iOS.


Now, whenever a user visits maps.google.com on a phone/tablet browser, and you opt-in to share location, you can use many of the same Google Maps features you’re used to from the desktop. 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
Give it a shot -- chances are you'll find your way around a lot more efficiently than you could yesterday.
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Awesome App, I now use it for all my GPS needs. Streetview at destination is a GREAT addition when you are in places you have never went to and are worried the GPS directions may be "out to lunch".

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Maps and the free Android navigation service are two of the reasons I love using Android phones.

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