Considering upgrade from Windows 7.5 device (not Nokia) and looking at 820 or 920, but really like speed, integration and features of Bing Maps - looking at reviews/comments, removing the menu item for Bing Maps is putting me off the Nokia and pushing me towards the HTC!
Why not have both available on the phone? You have the codee there so it does not affect the underlying platform. User choice is and should be king on these devices, so why remove the Bing Maps option? This must be a simple fix for you to do.... so make yourself another customer, and a load of people out there happier by adding the menu item back in ---- you don't have to have it pinned to the start menu by default, just available for those of us who want to use it instead of -- or as well as -- Nokia Maps.
Considering Bing maps is powered by Nokia maps there can be very little difference, and I am in luck as search and maps are excellent in the UK (and many areas throughout the world) however it is a free world and people can use whatever product they wish. I do though, somehow fail to see the relevance of this thread to the forum ? It is neither posing a question or helping anyone ?
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The "Maps" app by Mohammed Adenwala useful for people who want Bing Maps by iteself, but what I really want back is the standard Bing turn by turn navigation. I don't believe any of the apps in the store are able to provide that functionality. I find the Nokia Drive+ BETA to be inferior for many reasons to the Bing map turn by turn navigation and I am extremely disappointed I am being forced to use this and that I am prevented from using Bing.
Over the past couple years I have come to rely on the navigation features of Bing in WP. The current state of Drive+ quite simply does not provide the feature set and navigation accuracy of the old WP7 navigation app. It is a huge step backward and being prevented from choosing which navigation app I want to use is tremendously annoying.
I have 4 days left before I can no longer return the 920. If I don't hear something about plans for making it possible to use Bing maps for navigation if that is my preference then I may very well wind up doing that. Eliminating user choice on this was a very, very bad decision. Easily corrected though, so I will be hoping to hear about improvements here.
14-12-2012 8:32 - edited 14-12-2012 8:34
I wrote a oost concerning this topic here: http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Maps-Navigation-an
There is a HARSH difference between bing and nokia maps, on the web and on the phone, although bing maps should be based on nokia material.
The mentioned app from Mohammed A. simply causes a slightly different menu, but delivers the same bad map material. In my region, I had high definition and up to date satellite images (from may this year) on bing maps, but all is lost on nokia maps or here.com. Only pixel mud due to low res landsat material.
20-02-2013 8:38 - edited 20-02-2013 8:52
ANyone ever tried a look in the store? Guess not then eh..
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