Bing Maps on Windows Phone 8 has lost three countries out of the 110 it covers. And you thought Apple maps was bad. This happened despite the use of data from Nokia’s Navteq that has been integrated into the Windows Phone 8 application.
According to Bing Maps, there is no Israel, Japan or South Korea. However, good maps for Israel and Japan are available on the desktop version of Bing Maps. Is this better or worse than misnaming towns and benchmarks like Apple did? What caused the mapping data from all three countries not to be supported on Bing Maps? We don’t know yet.
I’m sure that developers are hard at work to allow the maps of all three countries to work on the Windows Phone 8 Bing Maps. It’s an embarrassing mistake for sure.