Maps in Windows Phone 8 is probably the biggest evidence of the great partnership between Nokia and Microsoft: in Windows Phone 8 the maps application installed on every device, even the ones made by other manufacturers, is powered by Nokia technologies. The most interesting news for developers is that also the Maps control has been updated and it introduced many improvements: first of all, performance improvements. Bing Maps control wasn’t good in this and, especially if you tried to add layers or pushpin, you could have experienced really poor performances.
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