New Ovi Maps 3.6 beta streamlines interface and adds direct map downloads

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There's a new beta of Ovi Maps 3.6 out over at Nokia Beta Labs, including 'map loading' of areas direct to your phone's mass memory or memory card (over Wi-fi). There are also some interface tweaks, listed below, including more Symbian^3-like long-tap functionality and popup tips and hints for new users.

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The teams here have been busy working on further enhancements for Ovi Maps! Thanks for your feedback over the past few months. Today's updated beta release includes these enhancements:

  • Download street maps directly to your device!  A new feature called “Update” on the main menu which allows you download Street Maps directly (via WiFi) to your phone without a PC!
  • 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

Please go ahead and try it out today and let us know what you think!