Posted: September 7, 2012 at 1:59 am
Nokia today announced the most requested offline mode feature to Nokia Maps for Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones. This mean you will get the option to store map data on Nokia Maps app on device for offline use, just like Nokia Drive. Unfortunately, this feature is only for Windows Phone 8 devices and is not coming to older Lumia phones. But, Nokia has promised more updates and improvements to their location-based apps for existing Lumia owners.
Along with Offline, Nokia also introduced the following new features on Nokia Maps for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones:
- Voice guided turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation to take you right to your destination
- Augmented reality view to reveal the places around you so you literally see where you need to go
- Venue maps to see what’s inside venues like shopping malls, airports and stadiums
- A link to Nokia Drive to start voice-guided car navigation directly from Nokia Maps
What about existing Lumia owners?
Although these new feature of Nokia Maps are not going to be available for current Windows Phone users, we also have exciting news and updates for owners of a Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710 or Nokia Lumia 610.
Nokia is continuously updating its location-based apps and after a successful beta test of Nokia City Lens, our augmented reality app is now available on Windows Phone Marketplace in the Nokia Collection.
Just last July we introduced a revolutionary feature of Nokia Drive, called My Commute, which learns your driving preferences and uses information about the latest traffic conditions to help you choose between the different routes you usually take to get to the places you travel most. Initially available only in the US, this feature is also going to be available in Germany, Russia, UK and Brazil in the coming months.
Soon, Nokia Transport for current Lumia devices is going to be updated with improved user experience, search history and automatic coverage update.
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