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Nokia also working on indoor navigation, wants to set an industry standard for strolling the mall

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Nokia also working on indoor navigation, wants to set an industry standard for strolling the mall
It seems that companies have been developing indoor navigation on the DL, as it comes out of the woodwork when Google announced Maps 6.0 with indoor nav. Sony Ericsson has posted on its developer blog that it's been working on two Android apps for indoor navigation, and has mapped its Lund, Sweden offices, allowing the 3600 employees there with Androids to easily find their way to conference rooms and the like.

Nokia Research has also been working on an indoor version of its renowned Nokia Maps navigation software for quite a while, but now it wants to take it to the next level. In the video below you can see the promo, but now the Finns have reached out to more than 30 service providers and chip makers in the hope to merge this with Wi-Fi networks, and include Location Extension protocol in BT 4.0. The company hopes this body would be able to come up with a common standard for indoor triangulation and mapping in 18 months or so.

We are well on our way to never be lost, as Google's Eric Schmidt envisioned it, but also to stop having to remember anything as long as we have a smartphone with us.

source: NokiaBlog & SEDeveloperWorld


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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 04:27 4

1. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


it's old news.
They've been talking about it more than a year ago.
The same the very first presentation.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:02

2. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


Google maps already has this in the latest update.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 04:30

3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yes. They get the idea from Nokia 2 years ago and it still doesn't work.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 04:42

4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Moreover the idea behind Nokias concept is different. Read about it a little more. Google has different approach and do something slightly different.

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