Nokia’s Windows Phone mapping application has leaked for all devices.
Users over at XDA-developers posted the raw XAP file of Nokia Maps on Tuesday, making it available for all Windows Phone devices. Nokia previously released its Maps app exclusively for its Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices on Monday. The application is now available for all Windows Phone devices, providing you’re using an unlocked device via Microsoft’s official developer registration or the ChevronWP7 labs tool.
Nokia Maps works in a similar way to Microsoft’s Bing local scout. Users can search for local directions and Nokia provides smart routes for walking, driving and public transport. The app will also surface places to see, eat and highlights of local areas. The navigation works step-by-step, similar to Microsoft’s own mapping equivalent. Users can also review locations and share them across their social networks. Locations can be pinned to the Home Screen for quick access to regular places of interest.
Nokia is expected to make its maps application available more broadly but for now it’s officially available on the Lumia 800 and 710 devices.