Nokia to Offer Nokia Drive to all Windows Phone 8 partners

June 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The latest official information on Nokia suggests that the company is going to make Nokia Drive, its mapping application, available to all Windows Phone 8 partners.

The decision follows the earlier announcement that Nokia Drive will replace the current Bing Maps on the Windows Phone devices.

According to Nokia, the turn by turn map system will be the central experience on the Windows Phone 8 devices. This major app on Nokia’s location platform will now allow all Windows Phone 8 partners to make use of their location assets to develop location-based apps and similar features for other apps.

Nokia Drive is the leading service of its kind mainly due to its offline functionality and the fast rendering speed of 50 frames per second. The company claims that the service uses only 10 percent of the bandwidth to keep running, unlike its rivals.

The company claims that Nokia Drive has a vivid map data from more than 190 countries in more than 50 languages. The data collected from users and local traffic authorities enables the service to offer traffic alerts to users in 26 countries.

The rich database of the service has information of more than 5,000 shopping malls, train stations and other major public places.

Those who have already got a taste of the app on Nokia Lumia can share their experience with others here.

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