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Samsung 'Shuns' Google, Licenses Nokia's Here Maps

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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NEW DELHI: Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant.

The Finnish firm's location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to Samsung's new smartwatch, Gear S.

Nokia in a statement today said, "HERE has partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered smart devices by Samsung, including the Samsung Gear S."

On the Samsung Gear S, HERE is powering an application called Navigator, which offers turn-by-turn walk navigation and public transit routing, it added.

Tizen, an open and flexible OS operating system, was launched as a competitor to Android and iOS operating systems.

The OS aims to address the needs of all stakeholders of mobile and connected device ecosystem, which includes device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs).

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Source: PTI
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