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Maps Update (3.06) via Nokia Beta Labs

The latest update from the people over at Nokia Beta Labs is a new version of Ovi Maps with some exciting new features including pinch to zoom like we had seen in one of those N8 demo’s before the phone came out, and improved maps. A full list is below and it’s some exciting stuff, don’t forget you don’t pay a penny for all this so enjoy.

Note: This is still in beta so don’t expect it to be perfect, it may have a couple of bugs, but if you find one, help the people over at beta labs and let them know so they can be resolved!

More info and download: http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/ovi-maps-306

What’s different from the previous release (v3.04)?

We have made a few major improvements to Ovi Maps in this release. These include:

  • New! Download street maps directly to your device! A new feature called “Update” on the main menu which allows you download Street Maps directly (via WiFi) to your phone without a PC!
  • New! My Position and Search are now integrated (now called Map). When accessed, it will show your last map view
  • New! Back button in Favourites
  • New! Long tap functionality to delete & rename collections & routes
  • New! Pop up for first time use – to inform user to download new map data (when upgrading 3.04 > 3.06 for the first time)
  • New! Improved behaviours of transit lines settings in map toolbox (no more grey out)
  • New! Compasscalibration hint
  • New! Refreshed place details information view
  • Pinch to zoom interaction (Only available on Symbian^3 devices)
  • Visually refreshed main menu and icons,
  • New maps with public transport lines (as a new map layer) for subways, trams and trains in 80+ cities around the world. Just click the map toolbox icon and select Transit lines,
  • Improved search experience – find places and addresses around you – or anywhere in the world – fast and easily. Browse places or enter a keyword in the search box. Now with suggestions and “did you mean?” functionality,
  • New place pages with description, reviews, pictures and places nearby. Interact with places in a whole new way – you can check in, contact, navigate, save, rate, share, report or see place on the map,
  • Share a place – send a place to your friends via SMS or Email. The SMS contains the address and a link to the place page with description, ratings, contact, URL and a mini map. The link opens up on the mobile browser (also on non-Nokia devices),
  • Check in – keep your friends up-to-date with where you are and what you’re up to. Check in to places and share it with your friends on Facebook and many more social networks. See places you’ve been to in your check in history,
  • New Drive assistance mode with live traffic flow – after clicking Drive, you’re instantly in drive assistance mode with live traffic flow and more. Once you start moving, get safety camera alerts and speed limit warnings,
  • More folder with many rich content services relevant to your location. Personalise your Ovi Maps by selecting the services you’d like to keep on your main menu for instant access.
  • Traffic flow: In Drive mode, a number of improvements to the traffic flow colour scheme and layout.

Categories: Nokia
  1. sukh
    December 3, 2010 at 1:25 am

    nokia is on right track
    i m loving my nokia n8 more than ever with the new features
    and this is true nokia makes portable computers
    Thanks nokia for giving us gud phones lol

  2. Deaconclgi
    December 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the heads up! Ovi Maps is full of features and I bought a Nuron just for Ovi Maps. I got the free car holder and getting the phone for free and using it as a Nav device without a sim card is fantastic. Too bad they left the non touch devices in the cold…our 2 E73s could use a few updates…let alone my N900

    • December 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      know what you mean with the N900, I know it will be a while, but now Nokia have enabled dual-booting on the N900 via PR1.3, hopefully when MeeGo is done, it will have NAV and will work on the N900!

    • Jed
      December 7, 2010 at 6:34 am

      yeah this blows, n900 sorely needs a massive boost in maps capabilities 😦

  3. James
    December 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Maps 3.06 reboots my N8 every time I tried to download maps directly to the phone and occasionally in various other places of the app.

    • December 4, 2010 at 1:00 am

      have your restarted your phone since installing 3.06, if that doesn’t fix it, please head over to the beta labs page and report the but so they can find a fix.

      • James
        December 5, 2010 at 12:42 am

        Factory Restore (without deleting data) last night seems to have corrected the rebooting problem within Maps 3.06. I was able to install a new map directly to the N8 via wifi successfully just now where it had rebooted the N8 every single time.

        However, I just realized last night before Factory Restore that the Conversation display mode for SMS is not displaying any conversation bubble at all and I can’t add new message from the Conversation display mode since installing Maps 3.06 but I’m not sure if it already had the problem a few hours before the Maps 3.06 installation. The Factory Restore didn’t fix it. Might have to do a Delete and Restore after all.

        • llaadd
          December 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

          very strange…I haven’t seen any of these sorts of issues. but as long as you reported it, hopefully they can figure out if it’s more widespread or just isolated

          • James
            December 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

            Yeah, reported in the Beta Lab Forum as well as via direct email. Several people have reported the rebooting issue with Maps 3.06 in the forum.

            The system just isn’t that stable. It’s fine most of the time until a few new apps are installed then the N8 would either need a few reboots or Restore to iron out one problem or another. Missing screensaver is the most common with my N8.

            I am waiting to get into my office where my PC is with Ovi Suite so I can be sure I can bring everything back online after a Delete and Restore as I only have an iMac at home. So frustrating.

  4. December 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

    @James incase you didn’t know, you can also backup on the phone it’s self, in file manager, choose “Backup”, “Options” then “Backup Now”. But always do a PC backup as well!

    • James
      December 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you, llaadd. Yes, I am aware of that and had been backing up to the phone once a week as well. Just feel safer with the off phone backup right there with me just in case.

      • December 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

        know what you mean, I try to do the same!

  5. James
    December 7, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Delete and Restore fixed the missing conversation bubbles in Conversation SMS display mode. Maps 3.06 rebooting problem that was fixed before not does nothing when I press the Upload button with Maps 3.06. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. Perhaps I should just wait for the Gold version of Maps 3.06 unless I can’t download the Maps from Ovi Suite. Will give it a try now.

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