Nokia Maps v3.08 with Weather from Nokia Beta Labs

| August 26, 2011 | 88 Replies

Nokia Maps has been updated to 3.08 with a neat looking new weather app. The live traffic routing info is now on the drive screen with bigger details – this does eat map screen space but it makes it much easer and safer to read when driving.

“There’s also a new installation UI that shows you what’s installing in your phone as it happens, instead of one massive file uploading at once. Be warned that you will need an internet connection the entire time of installation and it may take longer than before. Apologies in advance for this! Rest assured, it’s a necessary step for very cool things to come!”

What’s different in this version of Maps v3.08?

  • Cool Weather app – get local conditions by the hour and forecasts for the week
  • Live traffic routing info included into Drive start screen
  • Metric/imperial toggle from Drive UI removed
  • Search result details are easier to read
  • Cleaner UX framework
  • New SmartInstaller installation UI

What’s different from v3.07? 

Drive Enhancements: 

  • Live traffic routing takes traffic information into account to avoid traffic jams automatically (available in Germany, France, US, UK and Russia).
  • Turn on “Avoid traffic” in your “Route settings” to take traffic conditions into account while you drive. Always get the best route for right now.
  • New Drive look & feel – home screen now has buttons for “Set destination,” “Drive home” and “Just drive.”
  • “Just drive” or Drive assistance shows your accurate speed, gives speed warnings, the distance driven and real time traffic.
  • New information bar on Drive navigation and Drive assistance screens.
  • Also easily toggle between Estimated Time of Arrival in minutes or distance to your destination – just tap the icon on the screen.
  • New option menus in Drive.
  • Set a contact as a destination.
  • Easily change your settings during Drive navigation. Changes in settings are immediate and can been seen instantly.

Additional improvements

  • Long tap is now available to give quick access to “Drive to,” “Walk to,” “Share” and various lists.
  • Settings reorganized to “General” “Maps & Walk” and “Drive.
Cheers @Battlebird23

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