Nokia had announced some time ago that its Lumia exclusive Nokia Drive + application, will become available for all Windows Phone 8 users.
Now the beta version of Nokia Drive + has become available as a free download for all devices based on Windows Phone 8. At the moment this possibility is limited to users who reside in the USA, Canada and UK.
Nokia Drive + app offers on other non-Nokia device, the turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance, full support for viewing offline maps of 89 countries and all other features available till now only for the Nokia Lumia devices.
"A FREE offline, turn-by-turn voice guided navigation app for WP8 users in the US, UK and Canada that helps you to reach any destination safely and easily – even without a data connection for a real offline experience.So if you are resident of these three countries and own HTC or Samsung WP8 smartphone you can download Nokia Drive + Beta HERE.
- Full offline support for 89 countries across the world
- Turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation with spoken street names
- Local speed limit information with audible speed limit warnings
- 60+ different voice guidance packs available for FREE download
- Automatic Day/Night mode to provide you with optimum visibility
- Route settings such as avoiding toll roads, highways, and others
- 2D & 3D landmarks on map help you orient yourself during navigation
- Turns off GPS after the app is sent to background, except in guidance mode
- Get one-tap access to your current position and see the distance from your current position while exploring/panning the map
- Create, personalize and save your favorite places on your phone
- Advanced dashboard with your speed, distance covered, estimated time of arrival and the time left to your destination
- Pin your favorite destinations to the Start screen of your phone to create a Live Tile for one-tap access to directions and navigation
Find out more about your Nokia Drive+ app at http://nokia.com/drive. Also check out our FREE Nokia Transit app and FREE Nokia Maps app."