Google Maps is arguably one of the most important apps on your phone thanks to all its capabilities. Do you want to travel from one city to another using the fastest possible route? Google Maps does that for you. Need to find a place to stay? Somewhere to enjoy a meal? get gas? Visit a famous landmark? These are all things Google Maps can help find for you.
Street View desktop feature coming to iOS and Android version of Google Maps
To see if this now works on your phone, go to Street View and open any location. Tap the photo and if you have the latest version of Google Maps installed, you’ll see more information about the location and an option to See more dates†
Google’s new Street View camera
Google is also looking to expand its collection of Street View photos thanks to a new Street View camera that will take photos in places where the infamous Street View cars don’t fit. Although the new cameras are the size of a small cat, they have the same resolution, power and processing capabilities as the cameras used in Google’s Street View vehicles. The new cameras are modular and may include new components, such as a LiDAR sensor that can help capture lane markings and potholes.