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iPhone users gain Google Maps Street View in mobile browser


News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 04, 2012.

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Apple iPhone users upset about the iOS 6 Maps app replacing Google Maps can regain some of the features lost in the switch. Google announced today that the mobile web version of its Google Maps application now includes Street View. Smartphone owners can now visit maps.google.com from their phone, search for a location, and then tap the orange "pegman" icon to see a street-level view of the location. It will also support indoor panoramic views if a business has agreed to participate.

Today's inclusion of Street View adds one more feature that iPhone users have lost since Apple removed Google Maps from iOS6. Google has not yet submitted a replacement Google Maps iPhone app for Apple's approval, so users will have to rely on the mobile web until a new app arrives. While that might not be ideal for everyone, the mobile maps view includes transit, driving, and walking directions, and it's easy to bookmark Maps for easy access.

source: Google

 
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