Nokia Lumia smartphones getting Nokia Drive 2.0, Reading, Transport apps
Nokia Lumia smartphone owners, we have good news for you. At MWC 2012, Nokia announced that a couple of new Windows Phone apps will be made available to all existing Lumia handsets. Furthermore, a Nokia Drive 2.0 update is to be released as well adding a whole bunch of new useful features.
Among the most notable changes in Nokia Drive 2.0 is that the software can now be used without the need for an internet connection. And we are sure that those of you who use the app on a daily basis are happy to hear this. Also, Nokia Drive 2.0 allows the user to set speed limit notifications and to use the app in the new dashboard mode. Oh, by the way, the folks at The Verge were given a sneak preview of the 3.0 release of Nokia Drive, and a video of the software in action is embedded below.
Nokia Reading is the first new app that is coming to Lumia smartphones. It provides access to news, audiobooks, and ebooks from several of online publications, but can also work as an RSS reader. The ability to have a live tile delivering live news streams will be added at a later time via a software update.
The second app is called Nokia Transport and delivers live information about the status of the public transport in your area. Over 46 major cities around the world will be supported at the time of the app's release, and we hope that more of them will be added over time.
So, Nokia Lumia smartphone owners, are you looking forward to getting these apps? Let us know by dropping a comment below.
source: Nokia, The Verge