There has been a pretty impressive beta of Ovi Maps floating around on Nokia’s Beta Labs over the last few weeks. It among other things like a new UI and a ton of new features, it brings pinch to zoom to multitouch capable Symbian^3 devices. That beta has just gotten a whole lot better with the ability to download street maps of complete countries over the air without you ever having to touch the Map Loader application on your PC. This also means that Mac users have one less reason to complain as they are no longer bereft of the ability to load maps before they go travelling.
But that’s not all, the update also brings:
- My Position and Search are now integrated (now called Map). When accessed, it will show your last map view.
- Back button in Favourites.
- Long tap functionality to delete & rename collections & routes.
- Pop up for first time use – to inform user to download new map data (when upgrading 3.04 > 3.06 for the first time).
- Improved behaviours of transit lines settings in map toolbox (no more grey out).
- Compass calibration hint.
- Refreshed place details information view.
Needless to say, its time to head over to the beta labs and grab the update. You will need to sign in with your Nokia Account to get access to the download, but since we’re always happy to make things easier, here are the direct links::