In the video of the HTC 8S that was leaked today by WPCentral and TBreak, we noticed a small change in the settings of the default maps app in Windows Phone 8 – an option to download them for offline use.
The setting reads: [download maps] Search for places and get directions without a data connection.
Hopefully, this means that turn-by-turn directions will not be exclusive to Nokia anymore. On the flip side, this makes the decision between Lumia 920 and HTC 8x even harder to make.
The person doing the hands-on demo begins using the maps app at 3:33 in the YouTube video. The settings page is shown at 3:52.