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Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Advisor
Tommythecat
Posts: 10
Accepted Solution

Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

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The Lumia product managers informed that the Lumia 520 and 720 currently will come only with Nokia HERE Drive, not HERE Drive+. Meaning that they will come with regional turn by turn navigation only. You can still download the offline maps and plan routes etc. but turn by turn navigation will only work for the region the device comes from (or better: where your sim-card is registered to).

 

A certain 'HERE maps guru' suggests that when HERE Drive/HERE Drive+ will get out of beta, it will be possible to upgrade from HERE Drive to HERE Drive+.

 

Firstly I would like to ask official confirmation from Nokia. Secondly - when this information is right - I have some additional questions:

1. Does this restriction apply to all midrange and budget devices? Or even all devices?

2. What will be the cost of the app-update to get HERE Drive+?

 

Sources and more info:

http://mynokiablog.com/2013/03/09/nokia-lumia-720-520-qa-with-product-managers/

http://mynokiablog.com/2013/03/11/here-drive-here-drive-differences-explained/

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Mobile Sensei
paulheu
Posts: 5,409

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Nokia Support Discussions is a user to user platform, asking a direct response from Nokia is not of much use.

 

That said, My 620 Had drive installed by defaullt, but I could get the beta of Here drive + just fine. This will probably be much like Nokia Music where the + version will offer more features.

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Mobile Overlord
jimmyireland
Posts: 17,317

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

When we here it from nokia then we believe it not when somebody else posts on a whim..Until then i will wait until NOKIA tell me.

If  i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.



Now using the Lumia 1520
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Registered Member
RahulRocks
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

I am not able to reinstall Nokia Here Drive Beta + on my lumia 520.

Is there any workaround for it. Its very useful app and need it.

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Mobile Guru
93tid
Posts: 3,541

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Why did you uninstall it ? What happens when you try to reinstall ?

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Counsellor
TheRooster
Posts: 38

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Rahul,

 

Unfortunately, you can not have Drive+ on your 520. You can have Drive, but you can't install it, you are going to have to restore your phone. Hard reset. Do it from the settings menu. Sorry to have to break the bad news to you, mate.

 

On the bright side, Here Maps now has a compass so you know exactly which way you're facing and what's around you. It's incredible. I'm about to create a post praising Nokia for this.

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Registered Member
XaviB
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Hi RahulRocks

I had similar issue. I was able to reinstall the application without restoring the phone through the Windows Phone Store (through the website, not through the app on the phone). There's a list of the app's you have/had on your phone and there's a button to reinstall it. Hope this helps
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Technischer Experte
UfukA
Posts: 307

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Hey RahulRocks,

 

like TheRooster said, at the moment there is no way to install "Here Drive+" on your Lumia 520. If you want to reinstall "Here Drive" please try this link:

 

http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=4da9332c-80dc-464b-b47f-664b1ffe5400

 

Regards,

Ufuk


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New Member
KaustubhMaurya
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Thanks a lot..

 

this really worked for me.

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Registered Member
Adnuf
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Thank you UfukA! Thanks a lot.

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Registered Member
Duane75
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

I went to your link but still get no option to install. Says its not valid in my country
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Registered Member
Duane75
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Still no option to install??????? Im lost now
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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,012

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

As previously answered on this forum hundreds of times in the last few days, an update for Here Drive + was released a recently. Unfortunately there was a problem with the update and it has been temporarily pulled pending a fix. 

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Registered Member
mkragavan
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

i bought lumia 520 recently. the here drive application is not opening and it is directing me to the app store. in the app store it is mentioned that it is not avaiable for your device. 

But in all the websites including Nokia and Microsoft they have mentioned the 520 phone supports the here drive application. Please give me a solution to resolve the problem

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Contributor
schnuppi1995
Posts: 6

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

I just wonder how many customers Nokia lost with this stupid decision with Here Drive for 720 & 520.
That must have been an enemy of Nokia.
RIP Nokia
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)


schnuppi1995 wrote:
I just wonder how many customers Nokia lost with this stupid decision with Here Drive for 720 & 520.

Presumably referring to HERE Drive+ Global Navigation upgrade for €15.49?

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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Contributor
DriveMeInsane
Posts: 4

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

Finally managed to download Drive from Store (previously said "not available for your model) for my 520 and maps for Australia and Provence - sounds good ?  Now turns out according to Nokia Support, that when not internet connected it only gives route info if you have searched the destinations while online and stored them in Drive Favourites.  Therefore next to useless as a GPS - unless you always know where you wanted to go before getting in your car and bothered to connect to internet and pre-load the destination.  Nokia has made great fanfare about the offline GPS capability of Lumia but do they really think this functionality is acceptable ?  If thinking of a Lumia for GPS, don't bother.

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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,012

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

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Are you using Drive or Drive+ ?

 

I have not used the latest version of Drive but with Drive+ you can certainly search and navigate offline as long as you pre-downloaded the map data beforehand. 

 

The 520 originally shipped with Here Drive only although Drive+ is now available as a paid update. Most other WP8 Lumia models shipped with Drive+. 

 

It is wrong to make sweeping statements about all Lumia phones without first checking. 

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Counsellor
mrzreba
Posts: 49

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

I found this post looking for an information on global maps for Lumia 520.

Don't put a blame on customers for the lack of transparency from Nokia. The fact that maps are restricted on this specific model should be clearly stated (maybe on boxes or re-sellers should inform about this). I bought the 520 being a quite happy owner of 820 as a lighter version of 820 and wasn't aware of the lack of global mapping.

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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,012

Re: Lumia 520 / 720 and Nokia HERE Drive(+)

It is actually very clearly stated that the Lumia 520 and 720 are shipped with Here Drive rather than Here Drive+, which also accounts for the lower pricing of these 2 models compared to similar models. The option is there to either purchase a model that is shipped with Here Drive+ or to upgrade after purchase. 

 

The fact that the customer does not read the specification properly is not the fault of the manufacturer. 

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