Espoo, Finland-based mobile phone maker Nokia is hard at work with bringing more and more enhancements to some of the applications and services it offers to its users, and Ovi Maps is one of them.The company has just announced the release of a new flavor of the mobile application, namely Ovi Maps 3.07 beta, which follows the 3.06 release, which was already available through the Ovi Store.
The new application release comes with support for all the latest handsets from the company, including the Symbian^3-based N8, E7, C7, and C6-01, as well as the newly unveiled Nokia E6 and X7.
“This week we are launching Ovi Maps 3.07 Beta - on the heels of the 3.06 graduation! Ovi Maps 3.07 Beta is available for all Symbian^3 devices: N8, E7, C7, C6-01, E6, X7,” Rebekah from the the Ovi Maps team notes in a post on the Nokia Beta Labs blog.
“One of the biggest changes you’ll see is that we have removed the application menu to Map, Navigation, Check in and Local content. We did this for quick and easy access to the apps you want.”
The new Ovi Maps for mobile v3.07 application is not available for devices that run under S60 5th Edition.
Users who will install the new flavor of the application would also have to download the latest map data to be able to use the release. To do so, they would have to load maps on the device through Ovi Suite.
“Make sure that you run Ovi Maps v3.07 once and download a few bytes of map data (so that the relevant files are created on your device) and then exit Maps (this is really important),” the development team notes.
“Download the latest version of Ovi Suite and save data costs and time. Preload maps for whole countries and voices for navigation on your Nokia GPS phone for free with your PC.”
The Map Loader and the Nokia Maps Updater won't work with the new Ovi Maps v3.07.
The new mobile application is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link.