GOOGLE MAPS. We canno wait 2-3 years for you to play catch-up(BING maps). We need a working maps app
Daniel Womack commented
The Nokia HERE maps/directions/GPS feature basically turned my Nokia 920 into a 'tom-tom' and with downloadable maps, the GPS on Nokia HERE +Drive didn't even have to be on the network (driving in the middle of nowhere, very far from tower to tower) continued tracking me and telling me the speed limit when it would change. Google Maps could no more tell me the speed limit or continue tracking me when I am out of network.
I'm not a spokesperson. I just seethingly despised google maps not working when I was out of coverage and the speeding ticket I got when I was driving with that lost feeling.
Nokia maps are arguably better
It is proved Google will never make apps for WP after the search app. If desperately needed, go to maps.google.com. Pretty poor though.
Klaus Pfannschmidt commented
The Compass feature doesn't work good in nokia maps on lumia 800.
And Nokia maps isn't it.
Nokia maps are better have a lumia 800 works fine also Nokia drive is good...
Get a lumia dude, Nokia maps is included and works great
Chris Pugh commented
Google Maps is up to Google, if you want the real thing. But we may have to wait for native code if they need libraries.
hakim khan commented
Its a shame on mango windows that it cannot provide a service which is a choice of many customers.
hakim khan commented
Google maps provides an option to save the locations on the map. I have many saved locations on Google maps
Michael Thornton commented
Bing maps is terrible. Searches are amazingly poorly parsed and responded to. Searching for anything other than an address often randomly takes you all over the world; a slightly misspelled address points you to helpful nearby places like "New York". There are no TRANSIT DIRECTIONS. Overseas support is spotty. Application is slow.
I really love the windows phone and loved windows mobile before it (which had google maps), but without a functional maps program I'm going to have to switch to i-phone / android next. This is a deal breaker for biz travelers and city dwellers both. I agree with this post, Windows needs to pay and /or BEG Google to make them an app while they get theirs up to speed. The whole platform, though beautiful and nice to use, is compromised without this.
bing maps is great.. just download the many google maps apps.. dont expect microsoft to do the work that google should do..
this would be like complaining to google to add bing search to android built in.. it would never happen