Nokia is looking to bring back Here Maps to iOS, as per new job listings. The job listings seek iOS and Android developers to expand the Here mapping service to the two platforms via SDKs and possibly an app as well.
Apple may produce only one line of smartphones, but the company reportedly is close to overtaking Nokia and sliding into second place in the global mobile phone market, according to a report published by Strategy Analytics.
Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called â€śHERE,â€ť possibly to try to fill the void caused by the removal of the stock Google Maps app from iOS. The company has now pulled Here Maps from the App Store, citing changes in iOS 7 that â€śharm user experience.â€ť
Microsoft has announced that it will be buying Nokia’s Devices and Services units.
Microsoft will paying Nokia a total of EUR 5.44 billion (approximately $7.1 billion), EUR 3.79 billion to buy Nokia’s Devices and Services business, and another EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents.
Nokia today published a new ad for the Lumia 925, pitching the deviceâ€™s camera against the iPhone 5. The entire ad pokes fun at Appleâ€™sÂ â€śPhotos Every Dayâ€ť ad campaign, and is even shot in pretty much the same format.
Despite its troubled condition, Nokia is developing a number of products that set it apart from other smartphone manufacturers. Today, the company announced a new Windows Phone device called the Lumia 1020 that has a 41MP camera sensor on board which could take mobile photography to an all new level.