Google updates Maps for iOS, Android browsers

By on May 22, 2011
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Adds directions, near-by suggestions, auto-complete and other features.

Google has improved the browser-based Google Maps access for Android and iOS devices over the weekend. The search giant said that about 40% of Google Maps traffic directs from mobile devices, and plans to provide “consistent experience wherever you use it”, henceforth.

The update adds the following features:

  • 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

You can access the improved Google Maps via from your iOS and Android browser.


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