Upcoming Nokia Drive 3.0 and Nokia Transport 2.0 features revealed

Upcoming Nokia Drive 3.0 and Nokia Transport 2.0 features revealed
The folks over at WP7Forum.ru got a sneak peek at the new, upcoming update for Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport. Unfortunately it didn’t provide an estimate as to when we might see these Windows Phone apps get updated, but it did share a feature list.

First off, Nokia Drive will updated to version 3.0 and will include several new features such as:

  • The application "learns" based on the style of driving
  • Time travel and the density of traffic movements are tracked in real time, displaying information on the "live" tile
  • Automatic determination of time of day, with the change of color scheme cards
  • Manual adjustment of routes
  • Off-line favorite lists with the possibility of fixing tiles on the desktop.

The Nokia Transport app will be updated to version 2.0 and will feature:

  • Search for public transport based on the user's location 
  • Display nearby transportation: buses, trains, trams, subways, taxis, marked stops
  • Show the route with transfers
  • Support Schedule in 87 countries around the world
  • Support for fast access to Favorites
  • Advanced Search
  • Saving query history
  • Change the query without a new route
  • Faster search and installation of the route
  • Optimized application performance

source: WP7Forum.ru



1. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I will wait for Nokia with Win 8 and if its not up to my expectations/requirements from an OS, I will buy SGS III. Nokia is really trying hard and coming up with true advancements but Mango with so many limitations makes me wait for Apollo.

2. rk9flame

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

These are welcome updates, as I use these apps quote often!

3. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Updates are always a good thing

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wonder if these will come to the Symbian version as well

6. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

probably...or actually definitely

5. charudutt

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 18, 2012


7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What was Nokia smoking when they decided to create Drive for WP? Not only is it a complete tear down of the amazing Symbian Nokia Maps app with basic functionality, there is NO CONNECTION between Maps and Drive at all. If you want to have a seperate application, that's fine, but when you go into Nokia Maps, and ask for directions, there should be an option to navigate which would lead you right into Nokia Drive so you can do that. But there isn't. That makes no sense to me at all. So now I have to copy the address, and open up Drive myself, which is completely counterproductive. Then there's everything else that's wrong with the two. Drive should recognize the time that's on the phone and adjust the map coloring based upon that time. I shouldn't have to select night mode myself. It still doesn't tell you whether your destination is on the left or right, and something that really ticks me off is how I can't get all my favorites from my Symbian phones onto my 900. That was one of 5 reasons I bought the phone to begin with. Didn't Nokia want Symbian users to make the transition to WP? Wouldn't they want to make that transition as smooth and painless as possible? Nokia Maps 3.06 for Symbian was the last great maps app they made. This app bundle is a step backwards as far as I'm concerned.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

calm your farm when nokia maps/drive came out on symbian nokia didn't exactly wave their magic wound and a perfect gps app came out it took time to perfect nokia maps/drive on symbian nokia is still getting used to wp with time you'll get your result

9. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

i wonder if this feature will work in all continents like for example, Asia or Middle east? But all in all update is a good thing.

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it should

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