Now that Apple has launched iOS 6, Google Maps is officially off of the iPhone Maps experience. Meanwhile, Google has launched an update for Google Maps for Android adding better sync across devices.
“Just make sure you’re signed in to Google Maps and your web history is enabled to get a number of new benefits including search and directions history,” says Google Maps software engineer Keiji Maekawa in a blog post (which appears to have been at least temporarily pulled). “When you start to type a place or directions into the search box on your Android device, you’ll see suggestions for directions and locations that you’ve previously searched for – making it easier to quickly find directions on the go.”
“You can also see your mapping search history, as well as your directions history, on your Android phone by going to the ‘Search’ or ‘Directions’ tab under My Places,” says Maekawa. “This way, places and businesses you have already searched for will show up in your suggestions to save you time when you’re out and about.”
You can still access pre-specified locations, like “home” or “work” by typing “home” or “work” from your Android device.