Google has released a small update to their Google Maps App.
The specific update to version 3.1.0 of this app reads:
Smoother, faster transitions when you move through Street View
Street View imagery is a huge part of directions and navigation for Google Maps users both on mobile devices and desktop.
Previously, the street view controls were a bit slow on some iOS devices, this update makes the app more fluid and seamless when using the street view images.