Microsoft and Nokia have announced that Nokia's Drive+ turn-by-turn navigation app is now available to all Windows Phone 8 customers. The beta can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store.
Available free to customers in the United States, UK, and Canada, the app offers turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, offline maps, speed limit warnings and conveniences such as day and night modes.
Nokia confirmed in late-October that its mapping solution would eventually be available to all Windows Phone 8 users, after it previously claimed all Windows Phone 8 handsets would have the app preinstalled. That obviously wasn't the case.
Nokia has been working hard on mapping solutions lately, having released its Here maps app for iOS users, featuring offline maps, coverage for 200 countries, Facebook login integration, and step-by-step voice-guided navigation for the car and walking.
It was previously available only for those with a Lumia 810, 820, 822, or 920, and Windows Phone 8 users will be thrilled to add the Drive+ app to their handset. As it's in beta, Nokia is looking for customers' feedback on performance.