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What happens to Jolla's Here maps after Nokia's sale of Here?

asked 2015-04-30 12:38:41 +0300

Jolly-Jo gravatar image

updated 2015-08-03 12:46:41 +0300

Nokia is selling Here maps. What will happen to the Jolla maps app and other apps using Here maps? Are Jolla's contracts such that the new owner has to continue the deal with Jolla?

EDIT: This does of course not only affect the maps app itself, but also all other apps using the Here maps service (e.g. JollaOpas). Updated accordingly.

Edit: Confirmed - http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2015/08/03/nokia-completes-next-stage-of-transformation-with-agreement-to-sell-here-to-automotive-industry-consortium-at-an-enterprise-value-of-eur-28-billion

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Poor Maps and Modrana(?) provide more or less similar functionality. The main advantage of Nokia nav application is map downloading which is not supported from the current map application.

pmelas ( 2015-04-30 12:52:09 +0300 )edit

Latest rumour, a consortium of three German premium car makers places a bid on Here. http://www.wsj.com/articles/german-car-makers-preparing-formal-bid-for-nokias-here-map-service-with-chinas-baidu-1430843087

nick75 ( 2015-05-06 09:25:30 +0300 )edit

More rumours; Uber bids $3 billion USD for Here. http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/07/uber-nokia-here-bid/

nick75 ( 2015-05-08 09:06:10 +0300 )edit

Uber seems out of the deal according to the latest rumours http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/technology/uber-out-of-the-running-for-here-nokias-digital-mapping-service.html

nick75 ( 2015-07-14 09:12:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-08-03 19:13:54 +0300

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updated 2015-08-03 19:14:34 +0300

According to latest post on HERE 360 (the official HERE blog):

That’s why the consortium wants HERE to continue to serve existing and future customers in the spaces, as we have been doing for many years.

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At least i hope at some point we'll get the offline maps thing that everyone is asking and jolla isn't developing. :/

ApB ( 2015-08-03 20:40:15 +0300 )edit

True to that, but they don't mention whether there is going to be a cost on this service to existing and future customers. If there will be an extra cost to sailfish for here maps, it will discourage people to using it.

purplexed ( 2015-08-03 23:08:48 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-04-30 12:52:17 +0300

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All depends on the prior contracts which I assume is business secret.

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Assumption true or not, once Here is sold, everyone will get to know that piece of information. It might be a good idea to prepare people for the upcoming situation.

Jolly-Jo ( 2015-04-30 12:56:17 +0300 )edit
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Well, people can either prepare for the worse (no more Nokia Here on Jolla) or sit tight and wait first that Here gets really sold, and that Nokia (or new Here owner) get in contact with Jolla and all the other Here customers to negotiate the future of the product... before having an answer.

simosagi ( 2015-04-30 17:32:30 +0300 )edit

…like for instance instructions how to download all maps one needs in order to be able to re-install as needed? Good idea :-) Anyone?

vaa ( 2015-05-01 11:08:57 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-07-21 19:34:55 +0300

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Nokia Here sold for 2,5 Billion Euro to Daimler/BMW/Audi, says German "Manager Magazin"

Link (German language): http://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/daimler-bmw-audi-kaufen-nokia-kartendienst-fuer-2-5-milliarden-euro-a-1044676.html

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ok great so will the new stakeholder allow Jolla to download map data for offline navigation?

Nekron ( 2015-07-21 22:25:04 +0300 )edit

I think that's the question, android app os capable of downloading and offline navigation. It's the question if you are willing to pay for the license and if youre software development department is capable of integrating it in the OS...

drummer12 ( 2015-07-21 23:40:44 +0300 )edit
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Frankly spoken, using navigation software governed by German automobilists gives me a much better feeling than any other option except OSM.

marsch ( 2015-08-04 12:00:09 +0300 )edit
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