1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi, sorry my english

    I buy a lumia 640 for thus xmas, and now im in Japan

    I get a big surprise the maps are not abailable. I installed gmaps+ but need a permanent connections

    In google maps i can cache the maps for offline use, any ideas if this is possible with any app on my lumia?

    I just need to buy a android phone in a hurry because of this

    Thanks, any advice is welcome
    01-09-2016 09:23 AM
  2. TheElf Elf's Avatar
    Hello, i just register to say Im having same problem, stuck with android phone un japan, because no maps, and gmaps+ haw no offline mode

    Any ideas to solve this will be great, since is a shame a real nice device like the lumia 640, became a paperweight in Japan :(

    Thanka
    01-09-2016 05:29 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Pretty sure some legal thing means no offline maps of Japan and Korea for outside companies or something like that.

    I think its been long since band-aided over, but not on Windows Phone I guess.

    Nokia also had no Japan presence I think.
    01-09-2016 09:27 PM
  4. TheElf Elf's Avatar
    From a customer point of view, i dont care about technical stuff... but only one thing, if u can use the maps or no, like i can do in a android phone

    I buy a lumia because i feel i wanna try windows phone, but if im forced to use a android phoneb(or ios) in some country, better to just drop the lumia

    But still im looking for a solution. I tried every option from store, gmaps, maps, etc, and every option is far behind official google maps, that i use for my work

    Thanks
    01-09-2016 10:22 PM
  5. TheElf Elf's Avatar
    Any new news about japan maps support for windows phone?
    01-31-2016 06:46 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Any new news about japan maps support for windows phone?
    I wouldn't hold my breath for any period of time.
    02-04-2016 02:28 AM
  7. Nokia5110's Avatar
    Any new news about japan maps support for windows phone?
    Definitely NO offline maps for Japan.....
    02-04-2016 03:25 AM

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