Only couple of days back Nokia announced their location based services for their very own Lumia smartphones. As you all know by now that Nokia officially launched their Lumia smartphone with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system which is currently available for users from various carriers depending on their geo-locations.
Nokia Drive app is the outcome of Nokia’s location-based services, which is already available for Nokia smartphones including Windows. Now, part of the total problem is, there are various hardware manufacturers for Windows Phone 8 based devices. Hardware specifications are also different in many cases; especially the screen size was one of those key factors that Nokia has to take in serious consideration.
Finally, Nokia Drive is here for all Windows Mobile 8 based devices. Yesterday, Nokia has confirmed the availability of their app for all Windows Phone 8 partners. Pino Bonetti from Nokia conversations wrote, “Location platform will be central to the Windows Phone 8 experience, with the intention of developing smartphones that bring advanced location experiences.Windows Phone 8 partners and developers will be able to use our location assets to build location-based apps and experiences of superior quality.”
Nokia’s very own map data covers more than 190 countries in more than 50 languages and the navigation for over 110 countries, which makes Nokia’s location platform to be the biggest in the world. Nokia admits that it collects information from Nokia Drive users to provide traffic alerts in 26 countries.
Nokia claims that it has more quality location data than any other smartphone manufacturer. One of the greatest feature of Nokia Drive is it’s offline functionality.