At the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia mentioned that the phone will be preloaded with some apps exclusive to Nokia phones, and well now it looks like at least one of those apps will be making its way to Windows Phone devices from other manufacturers. According to reports online, Nokia Maps will be available to all Windows Phone devices in the coming weeks. In case you were wondering, Nokia Maps is Nokia Drive (which won’t be available on non-Nokia phones) sans some extra features.
Nokia Maps won’t feature voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps. However, users will get access to local Places of Interest details (with location, phone number, reviews and photos of up to 25 locations in the vicinity), Deep link support (to pin destinations onto your Start screen) and detailed maps in satellite, 2D and 3D views. Well, there’s really not much to complain about since it’s going to be a free app anyway – just like how Google makes its Maps app better on Android than on other platforms.
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