Nokia Maps to get augmented reality functionality

Nokia have announced that the Nokia Maps app will get getting the augmented reality (AR) treatment. At present, AR is only present in Nokia City Lens. At today’s Lumia announcement they showed maps switching to a view similar to what's present in City Lens. 

We could also be witnessing an upcoming convergence with their location based apps having much more in common? 

Nokia is keen to own the “Where” space and it’s only natural that they expand the range of facilities of their own location based apps. With augmented reality featured in Nokia Maps, we'll have more tools at the disposal when out and about, making our lives easier using Windows Phone.

Robert Brand