Nokia has offered owners of its Lumia smartphones a series of exclusive Windows Phone apps ever since the start of the Lumia brand, offering those phones a wide range of features such as Nokia Maps, City Lens and more. Today, Nokia announced that they have rebranded many of those apps under the HERE label and have made some of them available to all Windows Phone 8 smartphones for users in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The Nokia blog reveals that the apps include HERE Maps, HERE Transit, and HERE Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones, along with HERE City Lens and HERE Drive+ (still in beta) for Lumia devices. All of the apps are designed to work together to create a seamless navigation and information experience. The blog states:
In particular, from HERE Maps you can launch HERE Drive(+) or HERE Transit if needed. In HERE Transit you now get a map overview of nearby stations and stops, and when you need walk navigation to get to the stop or to the final destination, you can start HERE Maps from there.
The newly announced Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 smartphones will have the HERE apps preinstalled and ready to go.
Source: Nokia blog