Nokia Maps 3.0 Beta released
The Nokia Betalabs has released Maps 3.0 Beta. The new version of Nokia Maps now supports the S60 3rd Ed FP1 platform. In addition, there are also some new features/enhancements to the previous release:
- Start-up sequence takes you to your current position as soon as position is found. If your position is not found in few seconds, you are taken to last known position
- You can rotate the map, so you can for example view 3D landmarks from all directions. Just press 4 and 6 in map view. Pressing 5 takes you back to ‘north up’ view
- In 3D view mode, you can tilt the view by pressing 2 and 8
- 2D/3D mode works with all map modes, i.e. with Map/Satellite/Terrain
- My Favourites menu is cleaned up and History list is moved higher in menu
- My Places has option “Point me to” for any saved place/landmark, you the direction to that place on the map
- In addition to the synchronisation of Favourites and Collections with Ovi MapsBeta and vice versa (use in online mode, enable Internet connection), you can now plan routings on Ovi MapsBeta and synchronise to your device
- Lots of bug fixes
Maps 3.0 Beta works with all Nokia devices based on:
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 (E71, E66, 6110 Navigator, N95, N95 8GB, N82)
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (N96, N85, N79, 6650, 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic, N78)
Download from the Nokia Betalabs to try it out.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.