News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 25, 2013.
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Nokia Maps, and its companion apps Drive+, City Lens, and Transit, set the bar for location apps on Windows Phone 8. Those apps can now be enjoyed on any Windows Phone 8 smartphone now that Nokia has ended exclusivity of its rebranded Maps suite in select marks.
Nokia Maps are now HERE Maps, and all of its cohorts have been similarly rebranded; they are now HERE Drive+, HERE City Lens, and HERE Transit. Following last month's decision to open access to Nokia Drive+ to all Windows Phone 8 devices in three countries, Nokia has opened up access to its full suite of Map data to users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
According to Nokia, HERE works best on its devices, but non-Lumia Windows Phone smartphones can still access the HERE platform for maps, turn-by-turn navigation, augmented reality location search, and mass transit directions. Download the HERE apps at the following links:Nokia
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