Microsoft just announced their new OS, Windows Phone 8, which we hear would come with Nokia Maps built into the OS, and now they have announced that Nokia’s turn by turn navigation will also be available in all Windows Phone 8 devices.
That means that you wont have to buy a Nokia device to use Nokia Drive, it will be available in all Windows Phone 8 handsets from all manufacturers, and it will offer turn by turn navigation in over 110 countries around the world.
Nokia Drive is one of the major apps that on Nokia’s location platform. Today, we are also making this platform and its unrivalled quality of data and richness of features available on Windows Phone 8 for all partners. This means that Nokia’s Location platform will be central to the Windows Phone 8 experience, with the intention of developing smartphones that bring advanced location experiences. Windows Phone 8 partners and developers will be able to use our location assets to build location-based apps and experiences of superior quality.
You can find out more information on Nokia Drive which will be available on all Windows Phone 8 smartphones over at Nokia Conversations, the first Windows Phone 8 device will launch in the fall.