Nokia Maps Powering Windows 8 Maps, Huge Boost for Nokia?

| October 28, 2012 | 105 Replies

We’ve known for a while now that Nokia Maps will power  all the upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices, replacing Microsoft’s severely lacking Bing maps with what is possibly one of the best services out there. What I personally had never realized was that all of Microsoft’s mapping services are now powered by Nokia, most importantly the new Maps app in Windows 8. Windows 8 comes pre-installed with a default maps app “Maps” just like everything else in Windows 8 is clean, simple and easy to use.

As far as I know Google maps have always been the go-to-choice for pre-planning routes, which is understandable seeing how well it works; but the inclusion of a pre-installed app on the start screen of Windows 8 is sure to give Nokia maps a huge boost. Cutting down on the number of steps required to get your route by ditching the need for a browser, the directions themselves are simple clear and as usual beautiful:

Using Nokia maps as the default in WP8 is a huge boost in itself, but no phone OS can hope to be as popular as any version of Windows, meaning that Windows 8 is probably the largest service Nokia are powering at the current time, pretty cool right?

 

Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Luisito

    MMM… If Nokia fail, NAVTEQ is one of the few thing MS will be buying…
    MMM…