Nokia to release HERE Maps app for all Windows 8.1 devices

Nokia will be rolling out its HERE Maps app for all PCs and tablets that run Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT in the next few days, after débuting the app just on the Windows 8.1 RT-based Nokia 2520 tablet in November.

The official HERE Maps blog reveals that the app will begin its roll out in the Windows Store in North America and Europe first. It also states that there have been some improvements made since it was first released with the Lumia 2520. City pages will load up four times faster when the app is connected online to the HERE database. Nokia says the boost in performance is due to "the use of progressive rendering and some clever optimizations to the data transfers."

The app update now allows for it to be controlled via the old-fashioned mouse and keyboard combo, in addition to its touchscreen support. New high-res satellite imagery has also been added to this latest HERE Map update and it can keep a search history record as well.

This news comes ahead of Nokia's press conference on Monday, when the company is expected to announced its first Android-based smartphone, the Nokia X.

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