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Nokia Maps goes Android, iPhone-friendly with HTML5

updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri July 22, 2011

Nokia Maps now works on web for iOS, Android

Nokia made a rare concession to challenging phone platforms Friday with a new mobile-aware version of Nokia Maps. An updated HTML5-based page gives Android and iOS users both a way to find their location as well as plot directions by car or on foot. It will find points of interest that include public transit routes, though it drops short of Google Maps without the option of routing based on those lines.

Social sharing has an element through support for pushing locations to e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or even free one-way text messages.

Access to the new mobile version is immediate. Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo phone owners don't need a web version since they will already have a native app. Support for other platforms like webOS or Windows Phone isn't as certain. Microsoft's platform likely won't need the support since Nokia Maps will be providing infrastructure for Bing map searches.





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