Nokia Car App Finally Available For Lumia Smartphones

Nokia Car App Finally Available For Lumia Smartphones

Some might opine that Nokia should have released an app like this eons ago, but it is finally here now. The company has unleashed its official Car application for Windows Phone devices.

Lumia owner will now be able to use their handsets for quick access to information without, well, holding it in their hands — perfect when driving, for example.

The Car mode has actually been included with the Nokia Accessories app in Lumia smartphones for quite some time, though this feature cannot be manually activated unless users download and install this new application that has just made its way to the Windows Phone Store.

As this report notes, the Car mode that is integrated in Nokia Lumia smartphones will be enabled when the device is placed onto the wireless CR-200 car mount. However, users will also be required to active NFC (Near Field Communication) on their devices.

They will then be able to access HERE Drive + and Nokia Music, along with standard functions like calls, messages and weather.

All they will be required to do is download the Nokia Car application and install it on their Lumia smartphones, and all features will be automatically enabled.

As expected, only Windows Phone 8 owners are invited to the party, Lumia branded, exclusively. You can grab the free Nokia Car app from the Windows Phone Store via this link.

  • Sally Black

    Better late than never I guess, but this seems like a bit of outdated technology. Probably should’ve had this out sooner to get more attention and praise.

    • Ted Smith

      As David said, this app should’ve been out ages ago. As you mentioned, Sally, it’s a bit outdated at this point. I don’t see it doing that well because it’s nothing new or innovative.

  • Jason Claven

    Isn’t most of this stuff included in cars at this point anyway? As everyone seems to think, this is too little, too late.

  • Jake

    If the app did more than what most cars released in the last 5 years do, I wouldn’t mind that it was late. But all of the features listed are available easily to me in my car without an app. I think this is a loser, unfortunately.

    • WillyThePooh

      Only a small portion of cars have built-in GPS. You are the lucky one.

  • shinsenai

    It looks to me there is a good deal of wrong information in this article. Car mode is automatically activated whenever the Lumia connects to the car audio system via Bluetooth (or any Bluetooth device you select as its trigger for that matter). And it can be manually activated whenever you want. This new app adds a new interface and the Nokia car stand has simply a built-in NFC tag that activates Car Mode instead of using a Bluetooth device. Also the underlined “application” word that seems to suggest a link to the Nokia Car app actually pops up a shameless advertising for a completely unrelated application. Not nice.