HERE has reinvented offline maps to reduce the amount of data to download up to 90% while updating offline maps. The new feature is only available on Windows Phone 8.
Nokia’s maps and navigation service, HERE has tweaked its mapping service, in which users no longer have to download the entire map of a state or a region, but only those roads and other updated map features will be downloaded in incremental updates. Currently, only Windows Phone 8 users will be benefited, and maybe followed by other platforms later.
The incremental updates reduce data to be downloaded and the time, and users will always have updated maps on their smartphone. Finnish manufacturer was the first to introduce vector maps on smartphones, and the only ones to offer a true offline location experience. Now Nokia is taking maps and navigation experience to the next level.’
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