Microsoft announces Nokia Map Technology for Windows Phone 8

Nokia Map Technology to Windows Phone 8

As expected, Microsoft today announced Nokia Map Technology as the core navigation of Windows Phone 8.

Featuring offline support,  NAVTEQ map data, map control for developers to integrate into their apps and full turn by turn directions, Windows Phone 8 will finally have a top line navigation system for free use.

As we mentioned previously, this mapping technology will be hardware accelerated giving a great user experience. 




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UltimateKGB says:

I have a Lumia but I hope everyone gets this

lippidp says:

Rad! Does this differ from Nokia Drive in any way. It's impressive how you're able to crank out these articles so quickly. Keep up the good work!

Proud to hold a Nokia Device and be a Nokian.. :)

jdep1 says:

Yes! Nokia maps makes Google maps feel outdated & sluggish. Another bad news for Android

rbf1337 says:

Good to hear officially but this isn't new info.

Actually, it is. We're the first site to break this news last week. That was the first time it was publicly leaked.

KumarNix says:

Yeah most of the things *officially* announced are what we've already learnt bout ^.^ thanks to Daniel & WPcentral .

iggypop120 says:

Will the maps come for 7.8 ?

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mangoose says:

That's the question that matters, since the mobiles of everyone in this forum here will be stuck at wp7.8
Daniel, any ideas?

mccasive says:

I strongly believe all current phones will get it because it's just going to be an update of the Nokia Drive that we currently have on the Lumia devices.

minton227 says:

Does this mean you will not have to use up your data to use Nokia Maps?  I only have a 200MB plan.

iggypop120 says:

I guess since they are offline you can airplane mode will GPS driving

blackhawk556 says:

Damn I dont know how you manage to stay under your 200mb limit. :)

mrpinkeye says:

REALLY hope my 710 gets this with 7.8 update. im going travelling and want to view maps without using data. im on foot so DRIVE is no good!! cmon nokia.....PLEASE!!!