x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Nokia updates HERE Maps

Nokia updates HERE Maps

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags:

Nokia updates HERE Maps
Nokia has rolled out a rather large update for HERE Maps, available from the Windows Phone Store. The update adds new features to LiveSight. For those unfamiliar with LiveSight, it is a feature that uses Augmented Reality in conjunction with HERE Maps to tell you more about your surroundings by using virtual signs.

The update adds the ability to pause the scene and browse on the screen without having to hold up your handset. At first, you will have to do a 360 degree circle turn in order to capture all of the information. But after that initial spin, you can simply look down at your phone to see what is around you. Another useful new feature from the update allows you to pin LiveSight to your start screen which brings you just a tap away from knowing all of the places of interest nearby.

For those who use public transit, HERE Maps will now allow you to tap on public transit stations to see what lines pass through that station. Tap on one of the places of interest on your phone and get quick directions to that location regardless if you're driving, walking or taking the bus. The new update will already be included on the version of HERE Maps available on the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1020. We should also inform those with the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 that the LiveSight fature is not available on that model.


source:  HEREMaps via WPCentral (mobile)

Like this story? Like us on Facebook to follow our posts:

11 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 13 Jul 2013, 18:22

1. Damo579 (Posts: 157; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Works very well in NYC.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 18:42 4

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 474; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Nokia maps is the best.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 19:30 1

3. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


"WHERE Maps Update" Pretty sure this is an error.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 20:59 1

4. apple4never (Posts: 931; Member since: 08 May 2013)


might not be available in your area

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 00:20

9. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Not that, he said "WHERE"..

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 22:09

5. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


did i just saw bus stop on sky........... #2

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 22:24

6. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


did you take it?

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 06:11 1

7. Muzammil (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


google is still batter because it's working in all world mapping . but Nokia maps only in 40country

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 10:46 4

8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


err... wrong again go check on wikipidea about maps coverage both have their own advantages excpet nokia takes the lead for complete offline usage

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 01:33

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I want to try Nokia Maps.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:18

11. saransh28 (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


12-07-13 bought the nokia lumia 520 and after taking to home realised that the camera button not working
13-07-13 took the phone to retailer and he kept it and said that he will have to take it to Nokia care
14-07 its Sunday so Nokia care is closed
15-07 retailer said that the company said they will take 2 days to take any action because they have to check that the phone is not water damaged.

**bleep** is this! Why cant Nokia accept that its their fault and replace the phone on the spot. I an never buying a Nokia again.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories