According to a recent blog post on the official Nokia Here Maps blog, we will finally see Nokia launch the HERE maps app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users in the Windows Store. The app isn’t available at the moment, but it will make its way to the Windows Store in the next days.
The Windows 8 Store is apparently getting more and more awesome GPS apps. A few days ago, I was talking about the fact that the official ViaMichelin app for Windows 8 users has been launched and now Nokia is teasing the final moment when it will unveil the free Windows 8 HERE Maps. At the moment, the HERE Maps application for Windows 8.1 is available only for the Nokia Lumia 2520, but it will soon be released for all Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, including laptops, desktops and tablets.
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Nokia HERE Maps to soon get launched in the Windows Store
As with the previous version of the app it is an all-in-one mapping solution, combining vector, satellite and 3D maps, points of interest, search and route planning. Complete country maps can also be downloaded for offline use, just like you may be used to doing on Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The official Nokia Here Maps for Windows 8 devices will come with the same features as on other mobile platforms, combining vector, satellite and 3D maps, points of interest, search and route planning. You will also be able to download to your Windows 8 device complete country maps in order to use them offline, for those moments when you are not connected to the internet. Nokia also said that there have been made serious speed improvements to the offline maps and online portions, as well.
Also, the app will support Nokia’s latest high-resolution satellite imagery and will keep a record of thesearch history and routes. Obviously, the app comes with touchscreen, along with mouse and keyboard support. The app will first be available for Windows 8 users in North America and Europe, with more regions to follow after that shortly. We will have more details of the map when it launches in the Windows Store.