06 Nokia Lumia smartphones get Maps and Drive updates

Nokia has just rolled out updates for two of the most popular Windows Phone apps on its Lumia smartphones, Maps and Drive. Nokia Drive 2.0 provides the ability to do offline route planning and navigation as well as taking notice of speed limits.

Nokia has just rolled out updates for two of the most popular Windows Phone apps on its Lumia smartphones, Maps and Drive. Nokia Drive 2.0 provides the ability to do offline route planning and navigation as well as taking notice of speed limits.

Further is the improved interface design with an advanced dashboard giving more detail and a list of recent destinations as well as better all round responsiveness/performance. Nokia Drive 2.0 currently works in 100 countries on six continents.

Nokia Maps takes the jump to v1.3 and with that comes the ability to provide users with a means to see traffic situations in several countries. There are also a number of improvements made to the design, but otherwise things remain much the same.

Both Nokia Maps 1.3 and Nokia Drive 2.0 are available now as free downloads through the Windows Phone marketplace.