Apple may have ditched Google Maps for its latest OS, i.e iOS 6, but that didn't keep Google from declaring its supremacy. Google released an update for the Maps app for Android as Apple released iOS6, which includes Apple's homegrown navigation application. The updated Google Maps will make it easier for Android users to search for places and will also allow them to personalize searches on maps. After the updated Google Maps' release, it will be able to sync better across all devices. That means if a user looks up a place on their desktop. Then when they are finally on their way to that place, and pull out their phone to look up its exact location, the user won't have to type in the full name. As soon as the user starts to type in, Google will automatically suggest the place and other locations that the user might have looked up earlier on any device.
But users can avail this facility provided they were logged in to their Google accounts when they first searched for the location on their desktop or any other device. Brian McClendon, VP of engineering for maps, Google, said that the idea was to reduce the amount of typing as much as possible since typing on a phone is relatively slow. The new update also includes a feature called 'My Places', which allows users to save important addresses under relevant names. Consequently, users won't have to type in the entire address, instead they can just type the name assigned to the desired address to find directions. The other feature of the updated Google Maps application also includes single-handed zoom.