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    HERE Maps has sort of been the salvation for navigation for Windows Phone users, especially offline navigation. The praises of this feature are sang across the internet almost any time the service is mentioned. Many prefer Nokia’s take on mapping over the baked-in Bing Maps on Microsoft’s mobile platform and understandably so. Although Nokia’s mapping services, such as navigation or transit directions, are divided across multiple applications, it’s typically a more reliable and renowned service. HERE Maps is one of the parts of the business Nokia didn’t sell to Microsoft, so ...

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    Back in late August, we caught wind of a new chapter in Nokia's evolution of HERE Maps, as the company announced plans for an Android release through a special partnership with Samsung. Sure enough, just a few weeks later we saw the software go live for Samsung handsets. That was well and good if you were a Samsung user, but what about the rest of us? Today Nokia pushes HERE Maps forward upon a wider audience than ever before, making the app available for Android phones everywhere. HERE Maps should work with any Android running Jelly Bean or better, though phones with at least a full gig ...

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    When Samsung introduced its curved-screen Gear S smartwatch the other day, it announced an interesting collaboration, partnering with Nokia to bring HERE maps to the wearable for delivering navigation services. We also saw teasers for this HERE/Gear effort on social media, but it wasn't clear if the Gear S was the beginning and end of the partnership, or if there'd be more to it. Well, today the other shoe drops, as Nokia announces HERE for Android, exclusively on Samsung devices. It's still a beta, but what we've seen already looks pretty polished, though that shouldn't be surprising ...

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    Nokia finds itself in a state of flux at the moment, figuring out its new position in the mobile space both as Microsoft takes control of the company's devices and services divisions, and as it crosses platform boundaries, introducing the Nokia X family of Androids. As we wait to see exactly what the future holds for the company, a pair of new job listings give us some idea of what it might be cooking up on the software side of things, suggesting a possible cross-platform push for its HERE series of apps. We've had a taste of HERE on iOS and Android before, like the beta release of HERE ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's launch of the Xperia Tablet Z, price points and the reason why it's worth your money. We then move into Apple territory as reports call the next-generation iPad ready for trial production. Later it's HTC in the news as we talk about a Google HTC One in the works and when we assume it might be launched. Then we talk about Nokia and their LiveSight technology reaching their Here Maps application for almost every other device that supports it. We end today's show talking about Samsung's possible project to bring Galaxy fingerprint scanning ...

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    It's been about six months since Nokia launched Here, its new mapping service. It all sounded very promising, with a rich SDK for letting devs add content to the experience. Of course, Nokia itself continues to tinker away at Here, and today announced a pretty substantial update for the Windows Phone app, adding support for LiveSight augmented reality. We heard Nokia talking about LiveSight back during the Mobile World Congress, when it mentioned the feature being on its way for Here. This should sound like it's very much a take-off on City Lens, because that uses the same LiveSight ...

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    I was driving from Canada to Boston several months back, about halfway back from the BlackBerry 10 unveiling in Toronto, when an unfriendly darkness crept up over the horizon ahead. Talking to my father on the phone, I mentioned that I was somewhere in eastern New York State, and he asked if I was driving into any weather; apparently he'd seen mention on TV of a storm in the region. My eyes flashed to my other phone, the BlackBerry Z10 review unit I'd just picked up, which was propped up on the dashboard with its GPS navigation app directing me back home. The display showed nothing ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through a our HTC Droid DNA review and some of the things that were good and bad about the device after testing it. We then talk about the recent leaks of a white LG Nexus 4 to reach the market very soon. Then we go through a new iOS app called Here Maps, which is built by Nokia to provide their maps services in a cross-platform solution. Later the news shifts to Skype, their new Android tablet app and how they're already merging Windows Live with Skype. We then end today's show by talking about Microsoft's new Ad campaign where they intend to prove ...

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