With the eventual departure of HERE Maps from the Windows 10 Mobile platform, many questions remain about the future of navigation for Microsoft. These are a few questions we have and possible answers.
The popular suite of HERE apps for Windows Phone have been updated. New releases have been rolled out for HERE Drive+, HERE Transit and HERE Maps. Since there are six versions available on the store, we'd imagine that each and every listing has received some love and attention.
If you saw our news last week about the suite of HERE apps returning to Windows 10 Mobile, you may have been miffed to see a 'not compatible' message in the Store on your Lumia 950 or XL. The reason is a little complicated, but the good news is we are here to explain and give you the right links to the apps you need.
You may recall the HERE suite of apps disappearing from the Windows Store back in October, which was reportedly caused by a technical issue. This problem continued until the start of 2016, but now we've been made aware of their return.
Nokia now says it plans to complete the previously announced sale of its HERE Maps division on Friday, Dec. 4. The sale of the mapping division to a consortium of three German car companies was originally scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
The HERE Maps team have released a new update for Windows Phone users, asking them to download an all-new version of the app. However, that app is not currently visible in the Windows Store due to what the company calls a "technical issue hiding our apps from the Store."
HERE has confirmed to Windows Central that an unnamed "technical issue" is currently not allowing its suite of mapping and navigation apps to appear in the Windows Store. It says it is "working to resolve the problem" but did not offer an estimated date when it will be fixed.
Nokia has released a major new offline maps data update for its HERE app, with "literally millions of changes and improvements across the globe", including more detailed maps in a number of African countries and more.
Nokia is reportedly shopping its maps division to Apple, among other tech companies. According to a new report, Apple is one among many companies, including Amazon and Alibaba, that Nokia is targeting for a potential sale of its HERE Maps division. Bloomberg reports: "Nokia Oyj, the Finnish company selling its money-losing maps business, is trying to drum up interest from some of...
A new story says that Nokia is reportedly "exploring" the idea of selling off its HERE maps division. The company may decide to ditch the maps business in part to concentrate its time on its wireless network division. HERE Maps is already getting some interest from other companies and private-equity firms, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources. It adds: The Finnish company,...