Nokia to offer rebranded maps app on iOS and Android

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Updated location service HERE will be available on other operating systems early next year

Nokia has rebranded its location and mapping services arm as HERE and is launching a version available as a free app for iPhone.

To improve the service the manufacturer has also announced talks are in place to buy 3D mapping firm Earthmine, which it expects to have completed by the end of the year.

The iOS version of HERE set to be released in the ‘coming weeks’ with an Android version planned for release early next year.

Nokia has also announced it will produce a mobile web version for the Firefox operating system which will be ready for the launch of the new OS.

Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop said: “With HERE we can extend our 20 years of location expertise to new devices and operating systems that reach beyond Nokia.”

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