Google Maps to introduce Street View for mobile browsers

4 Oct 2012

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Google Maps is making Street View available on mobile browsers, bringing panoramic, street-level imagery to users’ handsets for on-the-go navigation.

When searching locations on the Google Maps website, users will see the familiar ‘pegman’ icon appear at the bottom right of the screen. Users can then simply tap this icon to access Street View imagery.

Users can also visit a business’ Google+ Local page to view additional images, such as interior panoramas.

Mobile Street View was announced today by Google Maps product manager Amanda Leicht. Though there’s no mention of a slow rollout, this add-on doesn’t seem to have reached Ireland judging by our own investigations, but we’re sure it’s on the way.

UPDATE: Minutes after posting, pegman has been spotted, however he only appears to be active in certain locations for the moment, such as La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, as indicated in the image above.

UPDATE: The more we explore, the more we see the world opening up before pegman, with Street View quickly becoming available across the board.

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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