Windows 8 is coming to mobile, tablet and desktop and with it heralds a new rise in both Nokia’s and Windows mobile fortunes or so we are told. The new operating system is said to be the future of mobile and give both Apple and Android a run for their money. For drivers and those looking to get from A to B the new operating system also has some great apps in the pipeline that can make travel all the easier – let’s have a look. Nokia Maps The new Nokia Maps app for Windows is set to arrive on both the Nokia 920 and 820 and will include superfast off line maps, meaning you have a map wherever you go and can also save on the costs of data if abroad and looking for somewhere. The app will include a number of the usual services you will expect from a GPS app and has voice guided turn by turn access as well as venue maps for large malls, airports and other benefits. Nokia has also added an augmented view to allow you to showcase places internally and also links to the Nokia Drive car navigation feature, which motorists of holiday and business contract cars or people in places they haven’t frequented before will appreciate. The GPS app will also be updated on older Nokia Windows’s phones, allowing owners of the older devices to take advantage of the new service. Garmin StreetPilot The Garmin app is one that is famed on all devices for its abilities and includes a range of premium features and years of industry knowledge to create a great app. The Garmin app comes with ways to minimise data use, off line maps and real time traffic updates. The app also comes with regular updating and turn by turn navigation, as well as points of interest, weather forecasting and local search making it a comprehensive solution for those looking for a pay app that does it all. Google Maps Android convertors will delight in the fact they can get the Google Mapping option for free from their app store and use all the familiar features such as turn by turn navigation, business listings and even the latitude feature. It’s an attractive, comprehensive and well laid out maps app and it’s free. Of course it also includes Layer, street view, transit directions and a voice search option – ideal for those travelling in cars who don’t want to be so hands on. So, for all your app needs there are numerous comprehensive choices on the new and attractive Nokia and Windows cooperation. Cormac Reynolds writes for First Vehicle Leasing a UK car leasing company that has a wide selection of cars at great prices.