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August 29, 2014

Nokia introduce HERE for Samsung’s Tizen devices,

Yesterday we told you you about Nokia teasing HERE for Samsung devices and, as promised, Nokia today made the official announcement that the company has worked with Samsung to prepare for the arrival of HERE mapping on select Android smartphones and Tizen-powered smartwatches.

You’ll be able to use maps offline and online for all the location apps developed for any Tizen-powered smartphones and wearables by Samsung.

HERE for Gear does exactly what you would expect from a mapping app for smartwatches: you can see your location on a map, select your destination, get turn-by-turn walk navigation, get public transit directions and download maps for offline use. And you can [...]

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August 28, 2014

Nokia bringing HERE services to Samsung’s Gear SmartWatches with ‘HERE for Gear’

Nokia has just teased an announcement that will apparently bring HERE services to Samsung’s Gear line of smartwatches.

Nokia is going to unveil “HERE for Gear” tomorrow in London.

The teaser image, posted via the official HERE Twitter account, clearly uses Samsung’s Gear logo, so there’s no doubt that a Nokia and Samsung partnership is going to be announced.

Interestingly, Samsung currently offers several Gear smartwatches that run Tizen, and only one that runs Android Wear. Only earlier today, Samsung unveiled the company’s latest smartwatch, the curved, Tizen-based Samsung Gear S, which will be available later this year.

Nokia HERE services include [...]

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August 24, 2014

Three confirms partnership with Nokia Networks as part of overall €300m network investment plan

Nokia Networks chosen to develop market-leading network

Three has selected Nokia Networks to help develop what is designed to be Ireland’s best ever mobile network following its recent acquisition of O2 in Ireland. Nokia Networks will upgrade the operator’s 2G and 3G networks as part of an overall €300m network investment plan by Three.

Deployment of new technology and hardware will start in September and the project will be completed by 2017, although Three expects customers to start benefiting from the improvements before then.

Welcoming the announcement, David Hennessy, Chief Technical Officer of Three, commented:

“Nokia Networks has been our technology [...]

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May 30, 2014

SRI International Spin-Off Desti Acquired by HERE, a Nokia Company

SRI International today announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount.

Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they’re looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance. Desti helps find accommodations, attractions, activities and dining spots by considering the context of each request and matching smartly against specific queries.

“Desti is a significant achievement in the use of natural language understanding and machine learning to meet the needs of travelers.  It demonstrates SRI’s [...]

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