Free Nokia Maps Headed to S40, Anna Arrives in July
At an event in Singapore today, Nokia announced that its Series 40 handsets will come pre-loaded with Nokia Maps. Nokia Maps for Series 40 uses cell tower triangulation to locate the phone, and Nokia says it is still able to provide turn-by-turn navigation even without GPS. Nokia Maps for Series 40 will first be available to the C2-03 and will ship with local maps installed. Additional maps can be downloaded over the air. In addition to the maps announcement, Nokia also said that starting in July, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 will ship with the Anna update to its Symbian platform. Devices already in the market will be able to download Symbian Anna via PC or over the air starting in August. Symbian Anna uses a new set of icons on the home screens, offers a portrait software QWERTY keyboard, and makes usability improvements to the photo gallery, among other enhancements.
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.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
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 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.