The Finnish Nokia announced on Tuesday the launch of Here (“here” in English), maps service that should give the guys not only on the Windows Phone adopted by the company’s products, as well as in devices equipped with Android, iOS and look there, Firefox OS.
The service uses the Navteq technology company with over 20 years of experience, acquired by Nokia in 2007 for $ 8.1 billion. The company’s maps are already widely used, adopted in Nokia Maps, Windows Phone, services Yahoo, Amazon tablets and Garmin GPS devices, which dominates 80% of the global market for the supply of positioning systems for vehicle manufacturers.
According to the company, the service weapons to face competitors like Google Maps are more accurate maps, the high volume of data collected on local streets and 3D images.
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The Here can be downloaded for iOS and Android soon in their respective app stores. As might be expected, the owners of Lumia devices have available the LiveSight, “highly accurate 3D map.” The version for Firefox OS is still in development.