Looking to take advantage of the uproar over iOS 6 Maps, not to mention Google Maps' current...

|By:, SA News Editor

Looking to take advantage of the uproar over iOS 6 Maps, not to mention Google Maps' current absence from the App Store, Nokia (NOK) plans to release a free iOS maps app called Here. Nokia, which already has maps deals with Microsoft and Amazon, also says it will provide an SDK for developing Android apps that use Nokia Maps. The company's stated rationale for supporting rival hardware: it wants a larger base of users contributing data. Also, Nokia discloses it has bought earthmine, a developer of 3D street-level imagery tech. (PR)