Windows Phone has just been given a breath of life with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. And along with the new features, we’re seeing activity on the app front as well. Now, Nokia has announced that HERE Drive+ will be available on all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets free of cost. These include low end phones like the Nokia Lumia 520 and even non Nokia phones like the HTC 8X.
The voice guided car navigation service was available only on certain handsets (Lumia 720 and above) on Windows Phone 8, as Nokia counts it as a premium feature. HERE Transit has also become free and available for everyone with the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1. What’s more, Nokia has also update HERE Maps, HERE Transit and HERE Drive+ for the upcoming update. HERE Maps will now support 3D buildings and realistic 3D landmarks. With that, Nokai has also updated its aerial images to allow users to zoom in even more. The app also supports two finger input which tilts it and activates the 3D mode.
On HERE Drive+, you can now long press anywhere on the map to set your destination.
The features will be added to the apps automatically once you switch to Windows Phone 8.1