Nokia Maps is rumored to be replacing Bing Maps on Windows Phone 8, but that’s still a few months away. For now, Microsoft has updated Bing Maps on current Windows Phone handsets, greatly expanding the number of streets it can show traffic on. Previously, traffic was only available for highways and major streets. Now, traffic on a large number of secondary streets will appear as well.
This improvement is due in large part to Nokia, which owns and operates the service which powers Bing’s traffic results. Microsoft and Nokia also plan on introducing traffic functionality to 26 other regions in the near future. If you live in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, or the United Kingdom, you’ll no longer be left out. Best of all, these changes will happen automatically; no update is required.