Posted: June 21, 2012 at 8:41 am
Nokia has now officially announces that all future Windows Phone 8 smartphones will get Nokia Drive, that includes offline map & turn-by-turn navigation.
“Nokia Drive is one of the major apps that on Nokia’s location platform. Today, we are also making this platform and its unrivalled quality of data and richness of features available on Windows Phone 8 for all partners. This means that Nokia’s Location platform will be central to the Windows Phone 8 experience, with the intention of developing smartphones that bring advanced location experiences.Windows Phone 8 partners and developers will be able to use our location assets to build location-based apps and experiences of superior quality.”
The Nokia location platform is the biggest in the world:
- We have maps data for more than 190 countries in more than 50 languages and navigation in more than 110 countries
- We collect information from Nokia Drive users and local authorities to provide traffic alerts in 26 countries, and also allow dynamic rerouting
- We have venue maps in over 5,000 shopping malls, train stations, airport, sports venues, etc. in 35 countries
- We support multi-modal routing: by car, on foot (including footpaths, shortcuts, etc. in over 400 cities) and by public transportation (over 100 cities)