Nokia Here Maps updated
Nokia Here Maps now displays real-time traffic information of 50 countries along with providing new functionality to Android, Windows Phone and iOS usersNokia

After adding support for 64-bit smartphones, Nokia's popular Here Maps has now received an update which lets users monitor real-time traffic in as many as 50 countries across the world.

Currently, Here Maps lets users monitor traffic conditions in 44 countries, and the latest addition includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, along with EU members Bulgaria and Romania.

The new traffic-related update will be reflected across the Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications in the respective smartphone operating platforms.

Nokia states that Here users in all the 50 regions, will also get to use new features such as reversible express lane coverage and traffic safety warnings along with being provided information such as parking availability at a particular spot, fuel stations, electric vehicle charging points and current weather conditions.

According to Nokia, vital traffic related information will be available to users 24 hours a day. The Finland-based company also states that these new aspects will be reflected in the app from July.

Here Maps is available for free download from the Windows Phone Store, Google Play and the iTunes app repository for users on Windows Phone, Android and iOS respectively. The app also offers conventional traffic-related features such as:

  • Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance - even without an Internet connection. Here's voice-guided navigation feature has been updated to feature 18 additional countries thus taking the total number of supported countries to 118.
  • Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can download save and use offline.
  • Public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries.
  • Option to personalise maps on your phone or the Here portal and store all the places you'd like to see when you get there.
  • The Glympse functionality in Here Maps lets you share your travel progress and arrival time by text or email.