Hot on the heels of Google and Apple’s announcements, reports have surfaced that Nokia too will be bringing 3D maps to all future Windows smartphones.
According to WPCentral, sources familiar with developments claim that Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is currently preloaded on Windows Phone handsets, will be replaced altogether by Nokia’s own Maps application in the next major iteration of the platform.
Previously it was thought that Bing Maps would use Nokia’s mapping engine in Windows Phone 8. However, now it appears Nokia Maps will be taking over as the default mapping solution on all Windows Phone 8 devices.
Better yet, 3D navigation and hardware acceleration will be on board, which come neatly timed with similar smarts also unveiled on Android and iOS.
Microsoft is expected to confirm more details about Windows Phone 8 at its upcoming summit event in San Francisco on June 20th. Features hotly tipped to be showcased include Skype integration, NFC payments and camera tweaks.
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