Nokia Rebrands Maps as HERE, Coming to Other Platforms
Nokia today announced "HERE" as its new brand for mapping and location services and apps. Currently available through Microsoft platforms such as Windows Phone, Nokia will now be expanding with an app for Apple's iOS and an SDK for Android manufacturers to integrate the HERE map service into Android-based phones. The company also announced a partnership with Mozilla to bring HERE maps to Firefox OS. Furthermore, Nokia plans to acquire earthmine, a company specializing in 3D capture and processing. The HERE app for iOS is expected to be available in Apple's App Store in the coming weeks.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Nokia Updates HERE Maps for Android and Windows
Nokia today announced sweeping updates to its HERE Maps application for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. The chief goal of this update was to improve the accuracy of maps worldwide with new/changed roads.
Here Maps to Ditch Windows Platforms
Here Maps today said it is dropping support for Windows 10 and Windows Phone. The company plans to pull all Here-branded mobile apps from the Windows Store by March 29, as the apps will cease working on handsets by June 30.
Nokia Now Offering HERE Maps to the iPhone
Nokia today made its HERE Maps application available to the Apple iPhone via the iTunes App Store. Nokia has offered the same HERE Maps to Android devices since December.
Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia's HERE Maps
A consortium of three German automotive makers has agreed to purchase HERE Maps from Nokia for about $2.71 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans say Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) have fielded a winning bid for the mapping division, which Nokia put up for sale earlier this year.
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