Nokia Betalabs have released a major update to Nokia Maps 3.0 beta, which now includes bugs fixes, support for S60 3rd Edition FP1 devices and Nokia N96. There are also some major feature updates which at first glance look pretty impressive:
- Start-up sequence takes you to your current position as soon as position is found. If your position is not found in few seconds, you are taken to last known position
- You can rotate the map, so you can for example view 3D landmarks from all directions. Just press 4 and 6 in map view. Pressing 5 takes you back to ‘north up’ view.
- In 3D view mode, you can tilt the view by pressing 2 and 8
- 2D/3D mode works with all map modes, i.e. with Map/Satellite/Terrain
- My Favorites menu is cleaned up and History list is moved higher in menu
- My Places has option “Point me to” for any saved place/landmark, you the direction to that place on the map
- In addition to the synchronization of Favorites and Collections with Ovi MapsBeta and vice versa (use in online mode, enable Internet connection), you can now plan routings on Ovi MapsBeta and synchronize to your device
- Finally, many bugs have now been fixed.
Maps 3.0Beta works with all Nokia devices based on:
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 (E71, E66, 6110 Navigator, N95, N95 8GB, N82)
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (N96, N85, N79, 6650, 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic, N78).