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HERE app now includes reversible lanes across all platforms

Navigation apps are becoming more competitive by adding features and other goodies that will one-up their competition. One of the more aggressive apps to do so is Nokia's HERE, and this week, what they are adding are the reversible express lanes that some cities employ to help curb the rush-hour traffics in highways and expressways. They are actually the first app to do so, and they're doing it in real time of course, providing even more helpful information for drivers and passengers as well.

Foxconn to make first Nokia-licensed Android smartphone

So much to say about the Nokia mobile division purchase of the Microsoft and now we have an idea--almost certain--that Nokia will be coming back to the mobile business. This is after a series of denials and "finalizations" that Nokia won't rejoin the phone industry in 2016 and has no more plans to make or sell consumer handsets. Well, the chief executive of the former phone giant seems to have a change of heart the past months, saying that Nokia might look for partner and other manufacturers.

Nokia’s Z Launcher adds support for Android Widgets

Nokia's very own Z Launcher finally supports Android widgets. This update brings a bunch of other features including new controls to accessing, adding, and repositioning widgets. Since a lot of people have been clamoring for widgets, the Nokia Apps developers decided to add such feature.

HERE improves on offline maps in Africa, transit routes everywhere else

Nokia's HERE navigation maps app has been doing offline mapping since before everyone thought it was cool. And now that Google Maps is set to have offline navigation as well, expect that HERE will further improve the customer's experience in order for people to still prefer using it more than any other maps app. The latest update brings even more improvement when it comes to mapping out areas in Africa and letting it be available offline, as well as improving on actual transit routes.

It’s final: Nokia has no more plans to make or sell consumer handsets

Over the weekend, Nokia released an official statement reaffirming that it has "currently no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets". The former top phone manufacturer is very much determined not to rejoin the business contrary to what's being talked about in the industry. Last week, the company which sold its Devices & Services business to Microsoft last year was rumored to join the mobile business again. The former phone giant has been rumored to do all sorts of things like selling off its maps business but Nokia maintains that it will keep its world-leading patent portfolio, as well as, continue to honor the company's FRAND undertakings.

Nokia rumored to rejoin phone industry in 2016

Didn't you know? Nokia is still in business. It's not exactly part of the business it became popular for since its mobile division was acquired by Microsoft almost a year ago. That one was expected since Nokia phones are known to run Windows Phone. A few months later, we heard another rumor that it may be mulling over an Android future. Well, the company did try Android by releasing the several Android devices like the N1 tablet and X2 smartphone.

Nokia rumored to be selling off maps business

While the navigation app HERE has been a pretty popular alternative to those who aren't fond of Google Maps or Apple's Maps, rumors are swirling about that its parent company Nokia is looking at selling off the business. The Finnish OEM has been in the red for sometime and they need the funds that will be gotten from the sale in order to reduce their debt and get away from their "junk status" rating.

HERE adds even more transit updates to navigation app

Not everyone who uses navigation apps have cars or take cabs or car services. In fact, a lot of people who use it take public transportation. One of the best apps out there, HERE, has taken note of that and they have continued improving the transit routes in whatever country they're in. Currently they have information for over 950 urban areas around the world and they've recently added and improved on more areas.
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