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Nokia Maps arrives on your Symbian homescreen

Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Tue, Nov 22

Nokia Maps arrives on your Symbian homescreen

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Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Tue, Nov 22

Nokia Maps 3.08

GLOBAL – If you’ve got yourself a Symbian Anna or Belle-powered phone, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s a new version of Nokia Maps v3.08 available to download from Nokia Store. For those running Symbian Anna, this update will come via Nokia Suite or the Software Update app on your phone shortly.

With this release of Nokia Maps for Symbian we wanted to focus on specific use cases to make it easier for you to access your favourite features.

In fact, Nokia Maps v3.08 now comes with four shortcuts on your Nokia Symbian smartphone home screen: Maps, Drive, Check in and Guides. You can add them by selecting ‘add widget’ > ‘map apps’.

In other words, it’s now faster for you to start the apps you want. Are you driving a car and want to use Nokia’s free voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation with life traffic updates? All it takes is a tap on your home screen.

Do you want to explore the area around you, search for places and walk to them? All it takes is a tap on your home screen.

This is the same difference between Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive you can find on Nokia N9 or on the Nokia Lumia series.

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To shape Nokia’s location based apps around specific use cases, we are introducing live traffic rerouting with Nokia Maps v3.08 for all of you who are commuting every day and want to avoid traffic jams.

Drivers will also enjoy an easier user interface, which unveils its full potential with Nokia Car Mode with Mirror Link support. More features are coming to the next Nokia Maps releases for Symbian and you can already try them out now. Indeed, you can add four more apps to your collection right away by downloading them from Nokia Beta Labs:

  • Public Transport to plan your journey from here to there easily.
  • Pulse to privately share and discuss your location, photos, and more.
  • Live View to easily find information and services on the go with the help of augmented reality.
  • Places to discover the world around you.

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