Jolla HQ: Announces HERE Maps Partnership

 

The next piece of news from today is something we’ve all been speculating on over the past months and that is regarding who would be supplying Jolla’s navigational functionality?

As had been hinted by Jolla earlier last week, the answer has now fully come to light as we hoped: none other than our good friend Nokia will be supplying their HERE maps for the new Jolla handset!

 

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Jolla announced an agreement to license positioning services and map technology from HERE, a Nokia business, to be used in Sailfish OS. This will provide users with up-to-date map data and rich location information, such as restaurants and hotels, from over 190 countries around the world.

Enabling fast and accurate retrieval of positioning information anywhere in the world, these services are essential for any mobile maps experience. A global map and location content offering also brings Jolla one step closer to achieving a fully equipped mobile operating system. The mapping asset is an integral part of Jolla’s complete user experience.

“We are excited that HERE is providing its leading positioning services for Sailfish OS and that our maps application will be powered by HERE cloud services. This will help us deliver the optimal mobile maps experience to our customers,” says Jolla CEO, Tomi Pienimäki.

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Clearly, by adding the Nokia HERE suite to the new Jolla handset, this will add great value for any new customers and likewise, for existing fans of the great Nokia mapping system (migrating over from the likes of N900, N9 or even the Lumia range), it will be the cherry on the proverbial icing!

I personally find Nokia HERE to be one of the strongest points of Nokia phones today and am thrilled to see this partnership come into fruition.

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  1. Awesome. Some real Noki goodies on Jolla! Man, there reallt is absolutely no teason to buy a WP, ever! Thsi is awesome news!

  2. I think clarification is needed. Is this an “offline” or “online” navigation application? Since we are all familiar with Nokia Maps/HERE as an offline application are we assuming the Jolla application is the same without it actually being clearly stated.

  3. this will be a problem.. If i finish traffic i cant reach way to home.. bad situations.. I Think jolla can do more of this

  4. Well maybe we should all just relax and wait how this will actualy work instead of jumping to conclusions without the necessary facts. Patience. in no way can we expect Jolla to deliver a poor experience in any way shape or form. It would sound rediculous for Jolla to pay for HERE licence without offline maps and navigation since google offers this sort of service for free.

    How HERE aka Nokia decides to carry on with their location business is another thing. Will the offline maps be free or available for purchase. Well, that’s up to them and will be revealed within weeks when the first Jollas are on the market.