Google Maps up and running again on the Nokia Lumia 920 browser

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As of the moment, the Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the more capable handsets in the Windows Phone ecosystem. In fact, it is one of the high-end flagship devices currently available in platform today, the other being the Windows Phone 8X from Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC. Well, we could have included the Samsung ATIV S here but the flagship device of the Korean electronics giant is still missing in action so we stuck with the other two.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is on sale now starting at $99.99.

Going back to the Nokia Lumia 920, its being a flagship device means that it boasts of impressive components under its hood. And with its fire-breathing internals, it is expected that the handset will also bring a lot of impressive capabilities to the table. However, it looks like the capability of the Nokia Lumia 920 to access the mobile web version of Google Maps through its native Internet Explorer browser was disabled as reports last week confirmed.

However, it is to be noted though that Google Maps on the handset’s browser wasn’t officially supported because Internet Explorer on the Nokia Lumia 920 doesn’t run on the webkit engine that the mobile version of Google Maps is optimized for. Though this might be the case, the service used to work in the past until Google reportedly put a redirect in place because the Nokia Lumia 920’s browser did not offer a good maps experience.

However, reports are coming in yet again that the mobile website of Google Maps is once again up and running and accessible using the native browser of the Nokia Lumia 920. Sure, the Google Maps experience on the handset’s Internet Explorer browser isn’t as smooth as flawless compared to Android or iOS but at least, it can be accessed and taken advantage of again. No reason however was given by Google as to the sudden decision to restore this functionality on the Nokia Lumia 920.

As for the Nokia Lumia 920, the handset reached official status when its addition to the lineup of AT&T was announced back in September of last year. The handset however waited until November before it finally made its debut in the shelves of the wireless carrier for mass consumption. It has dimensions of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and it weighs in at a rather hefty 185 grams.

Under the hood, the Nokia Lumia 920 is running Windows Phone 8 for its operating system and this draws power from the handset’s QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset. This SoC brings into play a dual-core Krait processor clocked at 1.5 GHz working in partnership with the handset’s 1GB of RAM to ensure the smoothness of its performance. The storage space onboard the handset comes up to a very generous 32GB though this is all you get because the Nokia Lumia 920 lacks support for memory expansion. The display of the handset on the other hand is a 4.5-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels while its dual-shooter configuration includes a rear 8MP shooter and a front 1.3MP snapper.

You can purchase the Lumia 920 now starting at $99.99.

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