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MICROSOFT PROMISES TO FIX WINDOWS MAPS ISSUES


Yesterday, HERE announced it would be removing its map applications from the Windows Store and will be killing the existing apps in June. That leaves many Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile users without their favorite mapping solution. Luckily, Microsoft says it's stepping in and improving its own offering.

Luckily, since that original partnership with HERE, Microsoft has continued to improve its location solution in the form of Bing Maps. Indeed, the platform has received numerous refinements and Microsoft says that its app will see even more improvements soon.
In a post on Reddit, a Microsoft employee from the Maps team said Insiders will see new features showing up for the Maps app in upcoming insider builds. These include improvements for the app’s driving mode, searching and so on.
Indeed, Microsoft has been continuously improving Maps with better data, and new features. Some of these have only been available on the web, while others were restricted to the desktop. However, as times goes on, the company is bound to integrate and unify its location solutions.
The upcoming update will include an improved driving mode, which is one part of Microsoft's maps app that has fallen behind the Here version. Microsoft is planning to release the update to Windows 10 testers first, before rolling it out to existing devices. Dave_MSFT appears to be very active in collecting feedback for Microsoft's maps app on Reddit, so it's clear the company is listening to how it can improve its maps experience now that Here is disappearing.