Reuters is reporting that Microsoft and Amazon are vying for HERE's cloud business and continued access to map data, with the retail giant considering an equity stake in the former Nokia unit.
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Mapping and location company HERE is the latest major brand to wind down its support for Windows devices - but does it really matter when high-profile apps suddenly abandon the platform?
After announcing that HERE maps would stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices this summer, Microsoft is now promising to bring improvements to its own mapping solution to help out its users.
HERE will be removing its apps, including Maps, from the Windows Store on March 29, and they will stop working on Windows 10 Mobile in June, while the Windows Phone 8 apps will no longer be updated.
The HERE Maps suite is now back in the Windows Store after being unavailable for a couple months. Technical difficulties with the app store previously kept the apps from being published.
The popular mapping app is rolling out an update for iOS users, adding offline turn-by-turn navigation, gasoline prices by location and offline local business details.
HERE Maps has been updated, allowing previous users to gain access to the service after being denied due to a bad update. Unfortunately, the app is still not available on the Windows Store.
Google Maps for Android has been updated with offline capabilities for search and turn-by-turn navigation, though its functionality still doesn't match the simplicity of Here Maps in offline mode.
After lengthy negotiations and numerous bids, a recent report claims that Nokia is about sign off on a $2.71 billion deal to transfer the ownership of its mapping service to the three automakers.
Uber recently acquired mapping technology from Microsoft, but it seems its bid to buy Nokia's HERE platform has failed, as the Finnish company reportedly favors a bid from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Uber has reportedly joined the race for Nokia's HERE Maps location business by submitting an offer of $3 billion in a bid to beat rival bids from automakers, Microsoft, Facebook and Google.
Microsoft's Aaron Butcher talks about some of the enhancements included in the new universal Maps app for Windows 10, as well as specific features and capabilities regarding the app for phones
One of the highlights of Nokia's smartphone range has arguably been the Here Maps suite but according to a new report, the Finnish manufacturer is reportedly considering a sale of its prized asset.
For those that have wanted an offline solution for mapping and navigation, Nokia is ready to help you out. HERE for Android has been released as a beta and is now available for download.
Nokia has shown decent growth throughout the last financial quarter and has managed to beat market expectations since offloading its loss making mobile phone business earlier this year.
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A Nokia executive has said that the company is scaling back - but not completely ending - its development work on HERE Maps for Windows Phone, as it now plans to focus its efforts on Android and iOS.
Nokia is rolling out updates for HERE Maps on Windows Phone, with improved 3D landmarks, more detailed maps in smaller countries, and individual addresses visible on maps in more parts of the world.
HERE has updated its maps, offering a better visual experience with updated colors, terrain shading, and more. The new maps will only be available online and later on mobile OS's.
Nokia's HERE maps division has announced plans to acquire Medio, a Seattle-based company, to improve its location services with real-time search suggestions and provide personalized results .
Nokia has appointed Rajeev Suri as its new CEO and President. Nokia will have three areas of focus to improve the quality of its business and solidify its new place in the mobile industry.
Nokia has announced it is expanding the reach of its HERE Maps app to include all devices that run on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT, after previously offering it just on the Lumia 2520 tablet.
Nokia has removed its iOS version of their HERE Maps app from Apple's App Store just over a year after it launched, claiming in a statement that "recent changes to iOS 7 harm the user experience."
A new report claims to have new information on the behind-the-scenes deal making between Microsoft and Nokia, stating that the final talks between them were over how to handle mapping software rights.
While Microsoft is planning to purchase much of Nokia's business, the Finland company will still be around after the deal closes as it concentrates its efforts on three businesses.
Nokia has announced that Microsoft will be acquiring the company's Devices and Services business, along with licensing Nokia's patents, and the license and use of Nokia's mapping services.
Nokia has now relaunched a number of its Lumia exclusive apps for Windows Phone 8 under the HERE brand and has made some of them available for all Windows Phone 8 devices.
Nokia has had to answer to rumours that it was planning to enter into the Android Phone market, following a recent job posting searching for a software engineer to work in “Embedded Linux Middleware.”