Apple has started burning its bridges with Google by introducing new TomTom powered maps application. Now Microsoft is likely to follow the suit. WPCentral reported that in the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, Microsoft will replace Bing Maps with Nokia Maps.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone might have a pleasing user interface but kind of lags behind in providing some core applications to the table. With the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, Microsoft aims to offer top class mapping and navigation. According to the recent reports, Nokia’s mapping service has been roped to power the maps in the Windows Phone 8 devices.
Microsoft is currently working to successfully integrate Nokia’s mapping service and replace the Bing Maps. The company does not aim to compete with mapping solution being offered by Google or Apple. Nokia Maps itself has become pretty powerful and prominent with a new set of features such as offline navigation and transit modes.
Now Nokia is working on 3D side of mappings and aims to bring 3D navigation for its mapping service. As of now, neither Microsoft nor Nokia has anything to say about mapping plans officially but looking at the commendable advances Nokia Maps have made in last couple months, we believe that it is bound to replace Bing Maps.