Nokia HERE for Android and iOS
As we all know Nokia for a while have been sticking to Windows Phone instead of moving into the Android platform which is the more popular platform. Recently though Nokia quietly launched a new set of mid-range smartphones that runs on a heavily modified version of Android called the x-series. Windows Phone’s collaboration with Nokia previously had tied Nokia down to that platform and therefore benefit from Nokia’s contents. Now that Android finally reached Nokia, Android may be able to benefit from one of Nokia’s best content namely; HERE.
Apparently not too long ago the Finnish company has put up a job listing requiring the design of an “advanced location-based services applications for the Android and iOS platforms”. We took that as a hint that Nokia want’s to push HERE onto Android and iOS platforms.
Despite Nokia’s declining market share and declining market presence we have to admit that Nokia’s HERE is still one of the best map applications out there if not the best. A while ago some people who were observant enough got the chance to test the HERE Beta app on Android and iOS. Feedback on the app was positive all around. After they took it off from both Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play we never thought we’d see the HERE app ever again outside of Windows Mobile. It seems though the once biggest Mobile Phone manufacturer from Finland is considering to push the HERE app to both Android and iOS – a good thing. Now here’s hoping that they really are considering the move and that they succeed in pushing HERE to other platforms.