The mobile browser version Google Maps got a makeover on Android and iOS devices, which makes it alot more like the desktop and native app versions of the service.

Now, when you visit on your phone or tablet's browser and opt-in to share your location, you can use many of the same Google Maps features you're used to from the desktop. This will allow you to:
• See your current location
• Search for what's nearby with suggest and auto complete
• Have clickable icons of popular businesses and transit stations
• Get driving, transit, biking, and walking directions
• Turn on satellite, transit, traffic, biking, and other layers
• View Place pages with photos, ratings, hours, and more
• When signed into your Google account, access your starred locations and My Maps

The maps don't cache, so the experience isn't as fluid as the Maps app, but it beats getting yoinked out of the browser app anytime you need to look something up quick. [Google]