- 09-13-2011, 03:25 PM #1
I've been researching WP7 and I've read that Bing Maps is bringing turn by turn navigation in Mango.
Is this confirmed?
Has anybody tried it in Mango? Do the final builds for I.E. the Verizon Trophy include it?
- 09-13-2011, 04:34 PM #7
Yeah there's some weird licensing issues that keeps Microsoft from offering turn-by-turn. I haven't heard anything about whether the inclusion of Nokia's Ovi maps will change that. If I do have to use Bing Maps I just rely on the GPS to track my position and follow the blue line.
09-13-2011, 05:07 PM #8
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- 09-13-2011, 05:22 PM #9
It seems like an incomplete solution.
Navigation is fine with it but as everyone said, you have to touch the screen at each point to your destination. I've never missed my turns, even driving in Las Vegas traffic, but its not natural. Good to have Sprint for Telenav but I expect Microsoft will work out the licencing with Nokia so we can have the full on TBT.
- 09-13-2011, 08:44 PM #10
Turn by Turn and Garmin apps are great alternatives both have search features. I seldom use Bing maps usually only if I intend to Message the results so someone. Otherwise I just use my Garman app for search and GPS turn by turn directions its a tad expensive. Turn By Turn is cheaper and has a lot of the same features its a good alternative.
09-22-2011, 08:16 PM #12
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I actually used it yesterday and i found it great, it makes a sound before spoken directions which prepares you nicely, gps in phone finds position instantly and as you scroll through the directions the phone will show each section of the route.
Only thing I find its missing that I want is draggable routes as i cannot find how to change route yet. btw this is on samsung focus running 7.5
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- 11-24-2011, 04:47 PM #16
they wont bring nokia drive but they'll bring nokia maps to other phones besides nokia phones but you'll have to pay for nokia maps whenever they put it in the marketplace for some dumb reason and bing tbt is nice as ****... when you have a friend or someone to help lol
- 11-24-2011, 05:21 PM #17
It's annoying to have to tap the screen - i believe it was a necessary workaround to avoid a patent suit - but not dangerous (well no more dangerous than adjusting the climate control, setting the radio, changing the CD, etc...).