Nokia HERE maps for tablets has been available only for the Lumia 2520 in the past, but things are about to change when the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 gets released this April.
Nokia has announced that the application will be available on all Windows 8.1 handsets, including Windows RT and Windows Pro devices. The app will also receive an update, which will improve its overall speed and performance of the app, using progressive rendering and other optimizations to be able to get city pages to load four times as faster. The offline maps are also stated to load as fast, but depending on the handset’s configuration.
It is said that Nokia also added mouse and keyboard support for laptops. however users can also interact via touch screen controls as well. The maps will have support for high-resolution satellite imagery, giving the user more details when zooming in on an area. Another addition is the app’s ability to store your search history and routes calculated, and place results lists will be able to be sorted by distance or rating.
The update is said to be released in the next few days in North America and Europe, offering users an alternative to Bing and Google generated map solutions for their Windows-based hardware.
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