Nokia Drive 2.0 With offline navigation and Updated Nokia Maps released

Nokia has finally released the much anticipated 2.0 version of Nokia Drive for it’s Windows Phone line of Lumia handsets today which includes Offline navigation, speed alerts, on the fly rerouting and multiple routes suggestion. This update essentially fixes every single issue I had with the initial version. The dashboard has also been updated to display the time until arrival for example. I just got my hands on it and will shoot a short hands on video in the coming hours so make sure to come back here.

Nokia Transport aka Nokia Transit is also out of beta (hands-on video) and available right now in the marketplace.

Nokia Maps has also been update with several new features and enhancement which I will cover shortly once I finish playing with Nokia drive. UPDATE: Live traffic is available in the following countries: USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, India and UAE. Unfortunately this feature isn’t present in Nokia Drive 2.0. You can grab both apps directly from the Nokia Collections section of the Windows Phone marketplace.

  • Bigglesworth

    I’m suprised you haven’t blogged about the HTC Locations update (I read your blog all the time). They’ve collaborated with TomTom.

    Just tested it in the City of London and South Croydon.

    3D map layers, speed cameras and flashing red when exceeding the speed limit… plus loads more. You can tell from the context menu that it’s written by TomTom as well.

    It’s absolute quality IMHO. Online map mode is free apart from the data costs of course and downloaded maps are not extortionate.

    As far as I’m concerned my Titan is now complete… until Apollo is released of course :)

  • MobileTechWorld

     Sorry for the lack of updates lately (didn’t have much time :-( ). IIRC HTC Locations voice navigation is only free for 30 days, no ?

  • Bigglesworth

    I don’t think it’s a bad thing though. UK maps are only £30 for example (Everyones got to make a buck or two).