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Nokia Drive Beta+ available for all Windows Phone 8 Devices

Back in October last year when Microsoft had announced Windows Phone 8, they had mentioned that the future devices would be powered by Nokia’s mapping solution instead of Bing. Microsoft and Nokia have confirmed that they are making the beta of Nokia Drive+, the company’s turn-by-turn navigation app, available for free to all Windows Phone 8 customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Although the app is still in beta with enhancements happening, you can access full turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, offline maps, speed limit warnings, and conveniences such as day and night modes.

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Key features of this app;

  • Full offline support for 89 countries across the world
  • Turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation with spoken street names
  • Local speed limit information with audible speed limit warnings
  • 60+ different voice guidance packs available for FREE download
  • Automatic Day/Night mode to provide you with optimum visibility
  • Route settings such as avoiding toll roads, highways, and others
  • 2D & 3D landmarks on map help you orient yourself during navigation
  • Turns off GPS after the app is sent to background, except in guidance mode
  • Get one-tap access to your current position and see the distance from your current position while exploring/panning the map
  • Create, personalize and save your favorite places on your phone
  • Advanced dashboard with your speed, distance covered, estimated time of arrival and the time left to your destination
  • Pin your favorite destinations to the Start screen of your phone to create a Live Tile for one-tap access to directions and navigation

Download Nokia Drive+ Beta

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.
  • WP8 version is still buggy and does not work well compared to WP7 version. Its still in Beta and hope they fix it soon.

    • Ashish

      What kind of bug do you see ?

      • Sometimes Navigation (turn by turn) stops and does not update the maps. Even restarting the app/phone does not help. Search results and actual navigation distance are shown different sometimes (difference in 20 kms)… commute is missing too and I am not the only one with this issue.. check few forums and posts by other Lumia 920 owners but since this is Beta I am okay with it :) ….

        • Ashish

          Will have to really test it out. I tried it out recently but did not notice any issue. I will double check on it.