News that Here Maps will stop support for Windows 10 did not affect much the people at Microsoft, as we would have expected. Certainly this news was not a surprise for the company, as Here disclosed it, they will not develop new versions after being pressured, because the compatibility with older versions, as Windows 8.1 will be stopped.
As an alternative to Here Maps, Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 10 Maps app, that adds new features, similar to the Here solution.
First, the search within the application is now far more advanced. The results will provide hotels, restaurants and various routes to them, along with detailed information.
Also, your favorite places marked on the map, will be visible even in offline mode. Navigation functions have also been improved, but still cannot compare with what Here Maps offers at this time.
However, it’s going to be a while before the general public will get their hands on this version of the application. Microsoft released a test version currently, only available to Insiders program members.
It is quite clear, however, that the application will come soon on all compatible devices, because Here will remove all owned map apps from the Windows applications store on March 29. Clearly, Microsoft wants to have an alternative ready for users before this date.