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Nokia to bring HERE services to Samsung's Gear smartwatches

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Nokia to bring HERE services to Samsung's Gear smartwatches

Earlier this year, when Nokia sold its mobile phone division to Microsoft, it didn’t include its HERE mapping business in the deal. So we shouldn’t be surprised to see that Nokia is now teasing an announcement that will seemingly bring HERE services to Samsung’s Gear line of smartwatches.

All that Nokia is saying for now is that it’s going to unveil “HERE for Gear” tomorrow in London. The teaser image posted via the official HERE Twitter account clearly uses Samsung’s Gear logo, so there’s no doubt that a Nokia - Samsung partnership is about to be announced.

HERE services include maps, navigation, public transportation info, and information about millions of points of interest around the world. We’ll find out tomorrow how much of all this will be available on Samsung’s Gear series.

Samsung currently offers several Gear smartwatches that run Tizen, and only one that runs Android Wear (though we’ll surely see more of these in the future). The company’s latest smartwatch is the curved, Tizen-based Gear S, which will be available later this year.

Update: The Samsung Gear S, which was announced yesterday, will officially feature turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation powered by HERE. Nokia's announcement from tomorrow should provide more details on this.

source: HERE (Twitter)

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posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:22 3

1. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


well HERE maps is powering tizen devices so it's not much of a surprise since the new Gear devices run Tizen
http://web.archive.org/web/20131114072447/https://twitter.com/here/status/399759646627344384

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:24 1

2. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Nokia please release Here maps for Android (Play Store)...

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:27 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice combination. here for Gear.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:31

4. gazmatic (Posts: 794; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


The best thing to happen to galaxy gear devices

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:58 1

7. boosook (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Yes, the best thing before their extinction! :)

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 12:17

13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Its only for gear devices.... not for galaxies...

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:43

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Bring it to allllllllll preese.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:47

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1048; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Make sense that son of M$ offers apps to Google's competitor but not Google himself

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 08:59 2

8. boosook (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Google doesn't need it, they already have google maps and google now.
What's more, I think that Here is still owned by Nokia (the real one). Maybe Samsung and the old Nokia will join together to form the fourth ecosystem... :)

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 09:09 1

10. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Maybe join forces to improve tizen?

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 09:49 2

11. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


How the heck is Nokia the son of MS? First off, the company predates MS by nearly a century. Second, the Here service was available on Symbian devices long before Nokia committed to WP.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 12:15

12. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Maps, Nokia Maps, Ovi Maps for the win!

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 09:05 1

9. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Now release Here for Android soon nokia......

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 12:47

14. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


This probably upsetting news to MS.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 13:11 1

15. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I like this I hope the remaining nokia does a lot more of this first the Z-launcher then this I like the direction they're heading !

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 20:34

16. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Offline maps???????

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