Don’t plan on using Windows Phone 8 to navigate in Japan


We all expected better maps when Bing integrated Nokia’s Navteq data, but it seems the addition of the mapping data also created a huge hole in Bing Maps.

It seems Japan is not one of the countries covered by the data. Other countries omitted from the 110 countries covered include South Korea and Israel.

Interestingly Bing Maps on the desktop has pretty good maps for Japan and Israel, and the previous version of Bing Maps on Windows Phone also had good maps for Japan, making the situation difficult to understand.

Are there any other unsupported countries our readers know about? Let us know below.

Thanks Graham for the tip.

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