Nokia Transport Loses Beta Label, Now a Full App
Nokia today revealed that its Nokia Transport application for Windows Phones is no longer a beta and has graduated to full app status. Nokia Transport targets urban users of mass transit, and offers routes and timetable information regarding buses, trains, and subway systems in large cities. In addition to shedding its beta label, the app adds the ability to search for nearby mass transit services based on user location. Nokia Transport offers best routes and departure times in more than 100 cities and metropolitan areas, and offers estimated routes and timetables in 450 more. Nokia plans to increase the availability of detailed transit schedules to more cities over time. Nokia Transport 184.108.40.206 is a free download from the Marketplace for Mobile for Nokia's Lumia smartphones.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Google Maps Transit Navigation Adds Wheelchair-Compatible Routes
Google today updated Google Maps public transit navigation with support for wheelchairs. The company asked its Local Guides to begin adding wheelchair/accessibility data to Maps last fall.
HMD Global Allowing Nokia 8 Owners to Beta Test Oreo
HMD Global unveiled the Nokia Phones Beta Lab, where it will make pre-release versions of software available to interested testers. The first release is a beta build of Android 8 Oreo, which is being offered to the Nokia 8 smartphone.
Amtrak Routes In the Northeast Added to Apple Maps
Apple has expanded mass transit directions in Apple Maps thanks to the addition of Amtrak routes along the Northeast Corridor. iPhone and iPad owners can now plan routes that include Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Pennsylvanian, Maple Leaf, and other lines to points between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Nokia Forms Alliance to Standardize Mobile Transit Tickets
Nokia's HERE Maps division and other companies today announced the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance, a new organization they hope will create a single, global standard for NFC-based mobile transit tickets. The goal of the OMTA is to develop a "register once, travel anywhere" system that's interoperable with payment vendors and transit operators around the world.