Nokia planning big iOS and Android HERE app push?

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 Maps several years ago, or its more recent availability on iOS (until December, that was), but we may be looking at much more concerted push in the near future. New job listings advertise positions on the HERE team for devs experienced in both iOS and Android, and specifically in delivering apps to those platforms’ respective app stores.

Could this mean that we’d be seeing not just HERE Maps, but also Drive+, Transit, and even City Lens emerge as iOS and Android apps? Well, job listings like these have a funny way of misleading us sometimes: we see the right keywords and start making a lot of assumptions, when Nokia could be planning something slightly different for these new employees. But that said, these particular postings are quite specific about the sort of devs they’re looking for, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this analysis is at least close to the truth.

Source: Nokia 1,2 (LinkedIn)
Via: GSM Arena

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