Following the somewhat surprise announcement of Windows 10, Microsoft has been slowly releasing features to entice the masses to adopt Windows 10. Among the biggest pushes is for compatibility across smartphones, tablets, and desktops. The Redmond clan on Friday published a preview of Windows 10 Maps for the phone, giving us an idea of how navigation tools will function.
The preview (build 10051) for Windows 10 is available to be tested on Windows 10 devices right away. The app features images from both Bing Maps and Nokia’s Here maps, integrated for the first time in a unified app on Windows 10.
Microsoft says Maps will be greatly optimized for touch, allowing for easy navigation of the app on smartphone. The app comes with Bing search integration, and expected features such as turn-by-turn navigation, traffic details, and voice guided driving directions. List most of the competitors out there, Windows 10 Maps, will handle driving, walking, and public transportation.
A truly interesting feature of Windows 10 Maps is the ability to save a map to a device and use it offline. Now certain features such as local search and voice guided navigation with will function, all without requiring an internet connection!