Nokia and Microsoft are reportedly planning to follow in the footsteps of Google and Apple, and will offer a new powerful Maps feature in Windows Phone 8, according to WPCentral. The two companies will replace Bing Maps with Nokia Maps, which is said to feature 3D navigation, including recent traffic updates, and hardware acceleration across all Windows Phone handsets. Microsoft’s upcoming software update will also include Skype integration, Windows Phone Wallet, native gaming development and various camera improvements. The software giant is expected to announce these changes on June 20th at its Windows Phone Summit.

[Via The Verge]

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