Nokia's HERE mapping platform is now available for download on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones, marking the first time Nokia is bringing its core mapping software to devices that run on Google's Android. Nokia announced a licensing deal with Samsung for HERE at the end of August.
Nokia said it will bring its HERE mapping platform to devices that run Google's Android software starting with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones. The deal represents a major win for Nokia since the company sold its devices business to Microsoft in April.
Nokia has appointed Cliff Fox as acting head of its Here mapping business from Sept. 1, after the division's current CEO, Michael Halbherr, resigned.
Nokia said it plans to buy U.S.-based Medio Systems to boost its HERE navigation, location and mapping division in what is the Finnish company's second acquisition for the business unit in two weeks.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia plans to shift its marketing for its Lumia line running Microsoft's Windows Phone software this year away from the Windows Phone and Lumia brands and more toward Nokia-specific products and unique features, according to a Nokia executive.
Nokia joined Google Maps as the local search and navigation supplier to Toyota Europe. By early 2014 Toyota will integrate Nokia's vendor-neutral Here mapping platform into cars that the giant manufacturer delivers into Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Nokia is taking the fight to Google and Apple with the launch a new mapping platform rebranded "Here," which it will make available to iPhone and Android users. The mapping and location platform is a cloud-based, platform-agnostic service that aggregates a variety of location-specific services for the user including maps, directions and local deals.