28-11-2011 11:53 - edited 28-11-2011 12:32
Hi all, is there someone that can comment if there are plans to bring the current Nokia Maps and Drive version at least at the same functional level of Nokia Maps version for Symbian devices? Most sorely missed functionality in my opinion:
- VERY IMPORTANT: No choice how to navigate (shortest, fastest, optimized ...)
- VERY IMPORTANT: Missing time to destination
- VERY IMPORTANT: Life Traffic is misse
- IMPORTANT: Rerouting and alternate route not available
- IMPORTANT: Speed limit warnings
- IMPORTANT: No detailed lane guidance on highways
- LESS IMPORTANT: No My Own Voice support
- LESS IMPORTANT: No Text-to-Speech street names during guidance
Being spoiled by the experience on the N8, in my opinion the N9 car navigation solution at current state is a significant step backwards. Feel free to comment and add additional divergences between N9 and Symbian version.
30-11-2011 19:08 - edited 30-11-2011 19:09
I totally agree with Xose.
Nokia Maps is one of the more precious assets that Nokia has. Why then remove features from it, when the expected and normal path would be to include new useful features? I don't know where Nokia is trying to go with Maps, as N9 version and v3.08 both suffer from the lack of features that were present on Maps 3.06.
I confess that maybe I'm starting to get a little worried about this Maps matter. A few months ago, I decided to keep up with Nokia (and not to go Android), mainly because travel is one of my passions and therefore I need a good Sat Nav system. So, as you already know, I bought a C6-01 and I'm very satisfied with the phone. But, this Maps issue is really starting to worry me, as there seems to be no guarantee about the future of Nokia Maps. Each new Maps version removes some very useful and popular features of previous versions. So, I'm not sure anymore if I made the best decision when I bought my C6-01.
01-12-2011 14:30 - edited 01-12-2011 14:49
Hm, good point kgblv, I guess routes are currently not synchronized at all, at least not one of my existing 26 on the maps web has found the way to my N9.
Does it really work for you? In my case with over 340 favorites and missing structure on the N9 favourites (former available collections on other devices / software versions currently not supported on N9) I failed to realize the missing routes...
01-12-2011 14:52 - edited 01-12-2011 14:53
Now that you've mentioned it, I went back to specifically look for routes. You are quite right. All my favourite places are there but none of the routes synched. I thought they were all there