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

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)
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  • turtledividend
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    Cheers, Salud, Kampai, Skohl to NOKIA! Finally a bit of positive news from SA market currents. Loving my Lumia 920, unfortunately my investment is going sideways at the moment.
    13 Nov 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • dsr70
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    Isn't it AAPL's position that an app which substantially duplicates a built-in function is a no go?
    15 Nov 2012, 06:16 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Yes. But since they have themselves admitted that their own Maps have issues, and now Nokia and Google are going to offer their own better solutions, it gets interesting for Apple. Do they stick to their policy and stick it to their customers, or do they allow competition to steal mapping data point from them, while making their customers happy.

     

    In any case, offering these apps for iOS as soon as possible, and advertising it to the public is a win-win (good publicity, or good publicity+plenty mapping data) for Nokia and Google no matter what Apple decides to do :)
    15 Nov 2012, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • bulldog7
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    When will nokia's ios6 map be available?? should have been in there release.
    14 Dec 2012, 03:06 AM Reply Like
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