Submitted by keezah on December 30, 2012
I've noticed that the map data very often loads slowly. To the effect that I often see half the map as grey blocks, not map data. The problem is intensified as I drive faster and as I zoom in more. Both of those conditions make the map move and update more quickly.
Running in the same conditions with google maps on my iphone which is on the same 3g network does not have any issues at all. This leads me to believe that it's likely some kind of software issue, or perhaps even lack of cpu power, although i'm assuming there's a decent chip in the MS considering how affordable a relatively powerful cpu is these days.
There's another, more significant problem I'm experiencing as well. If I zoom in/out and the app is thinking, it literally blocks all other actions from being executed until google maps is finished its zoom in or out, i cannot use any other functions such as climate control, volume control, etc... It's as if the OS is waiting for the maps app to finish whatever it's doing before acting on any other request. Interestingly enough, it does queue the actions you tried to take while the system was "frozen" and executes them afterwards.
Is anyone else experiencing these problems? Is there a fix for it?