Ovi Maps for mobile v3.06 got an update


Look like things at Symbian side happening at pace finally. In recent days, we seen them pretty busy updating devices etc. Last night, there was a minor update for Nokia Social and now here in noon, we got an update for Ovi Maps 3.06.

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Yes! its still from beta labs and we have not got the version 3.06 pushed into final version, means you wont get this update via OTA or software update and you have to download it via Betlabs only. Though for your help, here is the direct download link.

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For the full details of what the update brings for you other than the usual bug fixes, you should head on their official blog post on it. Highlights are ..

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  1. An update icon in the menu to enable the user to download the street maps directly into the device without need of some PC. Though the same feature is available over Wi-Fi only.
    Note: You need to put your Wi-Fi connection in Internet folder.
  2. My Position and Search are now integrated (now called Map). When accessed, it will show your last map view.
  3. Back button in Favourites
  4. Long tap functionality to delete & rename collections & routes
  5. Pop up for first time use – to inform user to download new map data (when upgrading 3.04 > 3.06 for the first time)
  6. Improved behaviours of transit lines settings in map toolbox (no more grey out)
  7. Compass calibration hint
  8. Refreshed place details information view

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I also noticed the compass notification, which says that flip your phone to use the compass.. cool.. at least over WiFi tethered from JoikuSpot on Nokia E5-00 (MTNL 3G) connection). Following was the compass hint. Cool and simple.

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Also note that Ovi Maps v3.06 uses new and richer map data which includes public transit lines. During installation, your previous map data will be deleted, but please note that if you have previously used Ovi Maps 3.06, your Map data will not be deleted after installing the updated release.

Compatibility: Ovi Maps for mobile v3.06 is available on the following devices:

Symbian^3: N8, E7, C7, C6-01
S60 5th Edition: N97, N97 mini, X6, C6-00, 5800XM, 5235, 5230 & 5230 Nuron

Please note that S60 3rd Edition, FP1 or FP2 devices (non-touch) are not supported in this release. Unsure about the platform of your Nokia device? Click here and find out.

The previous versions of Map Loader or Nokia Maps Updater will NOT work with Ovi Maps v3.06. Please use Ovi Suite instead.

So, have you updated yours yet?

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Author: Nitish Kumar

I love to write and raising voice, sharing thought and heated debate is a kind of passion for me. Jobwise I am just another Computer professional handling Infra and designing solutions for a big Indian Media house but I love to write, sketch, photography and a lot more.

6 thoughts on “Ovi Maps for mobile v3.06 got an update”

  1. Tell me friend, Nokia is going to support E5-00 in future or not for this OVIMap 3.06 or i will have to buy the new phone

    1. Question is what kind of support you want? Maps will be updated with new maps, free navigation will stay here.. What more you looking for? Dont go for gimmicks! A phone lives for 3 years and one need to think with what he could live at most

  2. Hi Nitish,
    loved the detailed information given on your blog about new ovi maps. But my problem is, nokia ovi suite is not downloading the map on my mobile (5800). Ovi suite works perfectly for everyting else, like sync and music and all, but it is not downloading maps to my mobile. Please give me a solution to this.

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