1. meathead88's Avatar
    Is the new Maps app better than Nokia Maps?

    Do we need both installed? Seems like you have to download maps for both (they can't share)
    04-14-2014 11:29 AM
  2. vindicarblack's Avatar
    apparently you need Here Drive for Voice nav - Microsoft needs to collapse all these apps to one offering - way to confusing 0 like the Xbox music/Music video etc
    04-14-2014 12:10 PM
  3. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if Satellite view will only works if there are data connection or WiFi? I opened my Here Maps and set it to "Satellite View". With WiFi On, the satellite view works fine in my location and other places but when I turned Off my WiFi, the satellite view shows only Blurry images.
    04-17-2014 04:05 AM
  4. vindicarblack's Avatar
    Satellite view requires data
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    04-17-2014 01:33 PM
  5. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Satellite view requires data
    So that is why Satellite view does not work with just GPS On only. It is just show blurred images but when WiFi turn on, it clears the sky.

    04-17-2014 05:17 PM
  6. MARKjotep's Avatar
    I believe the reason why we got bing map in the update is because its a general 8.1 Dev preview? not OEM specific update.
    04-17-2014 07:13 PM
  7. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Which is better? Here Maps or the default Maps of WP 8.1?
    04-17-2014 07:57 PM
  8. MARKjotep's Avatar
    which is better? Here maps or the default maps of wp 8.1?

    04-17-2014 08:00 PM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I believe the reason why we got bing map in the update is because its a general 8.1 Dev preview? not OEM specific update.
    Exactly. It's also why we got "Microsoft Camera" where Nokia Camera is waaaaay better. The Microsoft (Bing) Maps app is good, but nowhere near the quality of Nokia's HERE Mapping and HERE Drive navigation software... not even close!
    04-17-2014 08:14 PM
  10. makarand14's Avatar
    What I personally don't like is the way of setting favorites. Cortana doesn't pull favorites from Here Maps. She has to have favorites from the default Microsoft Maps.

    They should enable syncing of favorite places.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    04-18-2014 05:18 AM
  11. poots1101's Avatar
    I would actually argue that the Bing Maps app is better than the HERE Maps app now, in WP8.1. This morning while getting ready for work (Des Moines, IA), I noticed that Bing Maps now has the bus routes available when looking for directions. So when I asked Cortana "what's the traffic like to work" she showed a map (I'm assuming it's Bing Maps not HERE), and when I clicked on the map i could change from driving to transit. VERY cool stuff.

    Both HERE Maps and HERE Transit do not have any sort of bus route information for Iowa. Obviously larger cities in the US or other countries might not have this issue, but it's reassuring for someone in a smaller city.
    04-18-2014 08:39 AM

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