As reported by AllThingsD, Google has unveiled Street View functionality in Google Maps for mobile browsers. Now mobile smartphone users are able to access the Google Maps Street View feature directly on their web-browser (either Android or iOS platforms), bringing 360° street-level photographs to their fingertips. As of this writing, user report indicate that Street View data appears to be limited to certain locations around the world.
Around in my local area, I didn’t manage to see the Street View functionality on my iOS device until late in the afternoon, so Google hasn’t managed to integrate the Street View database completely into its mobile web app.
iPhone owners who would like to use this feature can use their mobile browser to navigate to the Google Maps homepage and search from the mobile web app. Look for an specific address on the map and tap the icon with the person figurine.
We believe this new feature of Google Maps will certainly make some iOS 6 users very happy, as iPhone owners won’t need to rely much on Apple’s new Maps app.
Via [Google’s Official Blog]