Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) upgraded the version of Here Maps on Windows Phone devices with the augment reality LiveSight location app.
According to the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, the upgraded Here Maps provides users of Windows Phone devices with a faster orientation and navigation of streets. The LiveSight was previously an exclusive app for Lumia smartphones. The app uses Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) mapping data to provides extra features of key sights within the frame on the display of Lumia or Windows Phone devices.
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Users will be able to see the exactly the direction they are facing by tapping the LiveSight icon on Here Maps. They will also find the location of establishments such as restaurants, galleries, shopping centers or interesting sights attached to the buildings in their camera display.
In a previous blog, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) cited, “Here Maps with LiveSight is about getting you where you’re going quickly, even when there are no house numbers or if all the buildings look alike.” LiveSight will not function on its low-end Lumia 520. The app will only function in Window Phone 8 devices integrated with a compass. LiveSight is available on Windows Store.
Nokia Here Maps Features
The other key features of Here Maps allows users to do the following:
- Explore floor to floor at airports, stations, stadiums and other venues in 45 countries
- Discover the top 25 places around you including pictures and reviews
- Navigate offline in 94 countries with true offline maps
- Get turn-by-turn walk navigation
- Easily transition to HERE Drive or HERE Transit with just one tap
- Save and access favorite places on any HERE app and on here.com
- Access real-time traffic information for selected areas
- Pin places, categories and destinations to Start screen
Meanwhile, one of the executives of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) stated during the launching of the Lumia 925 that the company is “very interested” in tablets.
The Lumia 925 is the flagship smartphone of the company, which sports a metal design integrated with the latest innovation of the PureView camera. Jo Harlow, EVP of Smart Service for Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) said that the company is exploring the tablets market, but he did not provide any information about whether the company will launch its own tablet in the future. There have been rumors that the company is developing a 7-inch Nokia tablet. The spokesperson of the company denied the issue.