Nokia Updates Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta
Nokia recently began offering an updated version of its Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta product for free via the Nokia Beta Labs web site. This new version has several new features as well as performance improvements. The biggest new feature is support for S60 5th Edition touch-based devices (N97, 5800 XpressMusic). Others include new weather information and an updated list of points of interest. Performance has been improved with updated maps, better pan and zoom functionality, better traffic information and the location of automatic camera-based speed traps. Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta also supports S60 3rd Edition FP1 and FP2.
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.
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.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Beta 2
Apple today made a second beta version of iOS 10 available to developers. According to Apple, the new beta contains bug fixes and other improvements.
Google Maps for iOS Gains One-Tap Access to Commute Info
Google today updated Google Maps for iOS devices with new real-time tools to make finding information on the go even quicker. iPhone owners can now swipe up when using Google Maps to open three tabs: explore, driving, and transit.
Google Refreshes Maps to Help Aid Navigation
Google today announced a significant change to the appearance of Google Maps. According to Google, it has updated the look of driving, navigation, and transit maps in a way so ancillary information is more visible, such as gas stations when driving or train stations when riding the rails.