So you've tried to access Google Maps from your web browser on your handheld device before and you've been miffed. They've told you that you'd have to access such a thing via an app that you've have to download, yes? Well no more, ladies and gentlemen, no more indeed. Google's looked at their statistics (as they certainly do every single hour of every single day) and they've found that 40% of Google Maps usage is done from mobile devices. Because they want everyone to have a consistent Google Maps experience wherever they go and having an app compared to the browser version just wasn't good enough, they've made the mobile version work with flying colors.