Nokia’s HERE Maps, a popular mapping service around the world, has seen a lot of attention on Windows Phone handsets in the past. For iOS users, an update from Nokia may be good news.
Nokia released an iOS app for its HERE mapping service back in 2012, but pulled it from the App Store a year later as the maps were quite slow and buggy.
Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called “HERE,” 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 “harm user experience.”
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.