Nokia Maps now offers offline capabilities and public transport routes for Android and iOS users

Nokia Maps now offers offline capabilities and public transport routes for Android and iOS users
Ever since Google Maps hit version 5.0, users have been able to precache a larger area of their route for offline navigation. While it's no substitute for free offline voice-guided services like Nokia Maps, it has been a good way to keep your data consumption down by downloading the area via Wi-Fi before you head somewhere.

Now the online mobile edition of Nokia Maps is offering the same feature for both Android and iOS users. Just head to the Nokia Maps mobile website, and the HTML 5 service allows you to download a preselected neighborhood for offline usage, then turn off data and head on your merry way, but you still have to get reconnected if you want to do reroutes or searches. The HTML 5 online version also lists POIs with descriptions, as well as public transport routes and live traffic in selected cities and countries.

It would be interesting to follow if Nokia Windows Phones will come with a free offline voice-guided navigation courtesy of Nokia Maps, like their Symbian brethren, which will be a nice added value that will differentiate Nokia from the WP competition.

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8 Comments

1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Viva Nokia

2. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The Garmin apps should be interesting too.

3. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Windows Phones are going to need more memory. Enough with this 16GB cap they all seem to have. It's time for 32 and 64GB models, and a redesign of the OS to allow for microSD expansion (of any kind).

4. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

agreed!!!

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The absolute truth. No excuse for such limited memory options at this point.

5. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Baah! That's a pseudo-mapping s*it. Lacks half the major roads for Bulgaria

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

kamen while on one hand your right about our country's roads android or ios dont even have the other roads

6. iceburn2020

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Thumbs up to nokia!

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