Nokia Maps Web App Updated for iOS, Android with Voice Guided Walking Directions

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Nokia has announced that the web app edition of Nokia Maps, which is compatible with the browsers on your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, has been updated to include voice guided walking directions. Users interested in the capability can open their mobile browsers and visit m.maps.nokia.com to try out the speaking directions. The solution […]

Google Patents Application to ID Location Using a Photo of a Landmark

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Standing somewhat close to a major landmark but don’t know where you are? Hopefully, with Google’s patent application, there will be an app for that soon as the software giant has created a system where a user can snap a picture of a nearby landmark, upload it to Google’s servers, and Google will do the […]

Google Street View Coming to Next Navigon iOS Update

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Navigon announced at Mobile World Congress that it will be releasing new app updates to its turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation apps for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform this spring. On iOS, Navigon will be brining Google Street View to the GPS navigation app, allowing Navigon iPhone and iPad owners to get street-level views of […]

Google Maps Updated with NFC Support Prior to Galaxy Nexus Release

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Google has recently updated Google Maps in Android Market with a number of changes, but chief among them is NFC support. It is speculated that the NFC update to Google Maps will be to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich‘s Android Beam feature, which will allow NFC-equipped Android phones that are close in proximity to […]

Garmin Introduces New $0.99 iPhone GPS App with Cheap Subscription

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In an effort to attract users to premium GPS navigation, Garmin, the GPS navigation leader, is wooing customers to its new Garmin Street Pilot onDemand iPhone app, which works much in the same way as Google Maps with Navigation on Android or subscription-based TeleNav, for a low entry price point of just $0.99. The $0.99 […]

TellMe Brings Voice Navigation to Maps on Windows Phone Mango

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In newly released information about Windows Phone 7′s Mango software update, Microsoft says that TellMe’s voice navigation–which is akin to Google’s Voice Search for Android, third-party Vllingo app, or the Voice Control feature of Apple’s iOS–feature will also be available for navigating maps. In addition to using your voice to navigate maps, as part of […]

Google Maps for Brings More 3D Buildings to More Cities Globally

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With Google Maps 5.0 for Android, Google had enabled 3D building renderings for select cities in the U.S. Now, the map-maker and search giant will be expanding its goal of rendering city skylines in 3D in more major metropolitan cities around the globe, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities […]

Google Street View Updated with High Resolution Panoramic Images

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Google has updated Street View for Google Maps, which allows users to have access to high resolution panoramic images. Now, rather than sitting there with your Android phone trying to decipher where your location is, you can actually immerse yourself into the maps and explore your surroundings. According to Google, ‘New imagery is now available […]

Nokia Extends Free GPS Navigation to Series 40 Feature Phones

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Blurring the lines between smartphones and feature phones, Nokia will be extending its Nokia Maps, formerly Ovi Maps, to its Nokia S40 (Series 40) phone owners. While S40 devices resemble Symbian devices, those phones running the S40 interfaces aren’t considered smartphones and Nokia targets these devices towards new and emerging markets. The premise is similar […]

Garmin Announces Navigon Acquisition

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Garmin has announced that it has acquired Navigon, one of the leading GPS software solution for voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions on smartphones. “This acquisition is a great complement to Garmin’s existing automotive and mobile business.  Navigonhas invested significantly in the European automotive OEM business, and we feel that we can rapidly expand our automotive OEM footprint […]

Report: iOS 5 Will Still Use Google Maps

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There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Apple bringing its own mapping service to the next incarnation of iOS with the purchases of Placebase and Poly. However, a new report indicates that the company will not be including it in its newest version of iOS, iOS 5, that is likely going […]

Windows Phone Nokia Maps Integration Won’t Happen Until 2012

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Though Microsoft had announced the next update to its Windows Phone 7 platform earlier this week, boasting more Bing services and over 500 new features, the switch to use Nokia Maps to power Bing Maps won’t happen in Mango. In an interview with Phonescoop, Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan says that more work will be needed to […]

Nokia to Power Bing Maps as Result of Windows Phone 7 Deal

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While details still have not been released, the latest insider information reported by Search Engine Land suggests that Nokia–and by proxy of its acquisition, Navteq–could potentially be powering mapping information on Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is the default mapping service on Windows Phone 7 devices. All the details aren’t ironed out, and things can change, […]

Nokia Focuses on Location, Mapping for Growth

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After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]