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Nokia signs up Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm for In-Location indoor positioning alliance, coming to handsets next year

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Nokia signs up Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm for In-Location indoor positioning alliance, coming to handsets next year
Nokia signs up Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm for In-Location indoor positioning alliance, coming to handsets next year
Remember the indoor navigation feature of Google Maps, which helps you find the snack stand at the airport, or the nearest bathroom in Mall of America? Well, Nokia has had an indoor navigation project of its own after the NAVTEQ and its Destination Maps acquisition, wanted to create an industry standard out of it, and is now leveraging that idea big time.

Late last year the Finns said they 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 hoped this body would be able to come up with a common standard for indoor triangulation and mapping in 18 months or so. 

Well, the pooling of service providers has arrived sooner that that, as the Accurate Mobile Indoor Positioning Industry Alliance, called In-Location, has been announced today with 22 big name companies, Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm among them. Patrick Connolly from ABI Research commented on the venture:
The indoor location market sits on the cusp of a wave, with the market set to reach a significant number of installations in 2015-2017. With a huge number of proprietary technologies vying for position, the establishment of the In-Location Alliance can encourage innovation, lower costs and, ultimately, widespread adoption of standard based technologies and solutions.
The first pilots will start this year, with the technology seeing commercial implementation in mobile devices as soon as next year. We can't wait, and we hope they map the mall parking lots too, as we can't really be bothered remembering the levels with a supersized meal inside us.

Press Release
source: Nokia

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:27 5

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Cool !!! But I'm still prefer apple maps :)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 05:22 13

4. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


you must be joking right? apple doesn't have indoor maps.
i'm liking this move from nokia, this should push google to improve their indoor navigation. now that's competition, not the suing sh*t apple is doing.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:57 10

7. megaSUNNY (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


apple fool detected

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 14:20 1

11. Farhanbd10 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


u just give ur preference , but now the time for smartphone war, nokia is doing very good with their 3d map , @ farhanbd10

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 20:05 1

13. The_Godfather (Posts: 155; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Of course you'd like cause you are a girl and Apple meant for girls lolzzzzz

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:32 7

2. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Wow.... some strange bedfellows, but a big time list of heavyweights. Go Nokia.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:45 11

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


Nice to see companies pushing each other. but when it comes to data no1 can beat Google.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 04:10

14. jopancy (Posts: 55; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


how come google don't have offline maps, then? can you tell me why?

it's not all the time I want to connect to internet just to use google maps.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 05:35 1

5. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


this is a good competition, improving tech a win win for consumers. i hope that some fruit company can do this. :P

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 05:49

6. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


A possitive news at last. hallelujah!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:18

8. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


These kind of alliances helps both competition and consumers alike.
Hope Nokia will provide offline mapping in this area also.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:09

9. denshow10 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I really like the design of N8. I hope Nokia will release more devices with this design.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 14:16

10. b1acktiger (Posts: 207; Member since: 19 May 2012)


wow ! i wonder how this tech. sucks my battery. need 5000mAh !

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:51

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wow... im not surprise samsung's there!

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