Nokia Updates Maps 3.0 Beta
The new beta version of Nokia maps will support devices running S60 Feature Pack 1, including handsets such as the N95 and E71. Maps 3.0 beta brings support for map rotation; a number of additional shortcut keys; better 2D/3D support with terrain and satellite integration; and the My Places has a option "Point me to" for any saved places/landmarks, and will point you the direction to that place on the map. The start-up sequence takes you to your current position as soon as your position is found. If it can't locate you within a few seconds, it will take you to your last known position. The beta software is a free download via the Nokia Maps Updater, which requires the use of a PC.
Android Users Can Now Beta Test Google Maps
Google has rolled out a program that allows people to test beta versions of Google Maps. The betas will be published via the Google Play Store, similar to how Google distributes other a few other beta apps.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Nokia Updates HERE Maps for Android and Windows
Nokia today announced sweeping updates to its HERE Maps application for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. The chief goal of this update was to improve the accuracy of maps worldwide with new/changed roads.