The Finnish firm, Nokia (maker of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900), claims it’s bigger than Google when it comes to maps.
Head of innovation for Nokia’s Location and Commerce business, Hans Peter Brondmo, said, “We’re basically the world’s largest mapping company.”
This is based on the company’s mapping services available in 176 million devices [...]
For years, we’ve heard rumours that Apple was planning to replace Google Maps with a similar service developed in-house. Now, it looks like this is finally happening. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be ditching Google Maps for its own 3D mapping service once the Cupertino firm launches iOS 6.
We’re not surprised Apple is planning [...]
According to 9to5Mac’s anonymous sources, Apple has purchased C3 Technologies, a company that specializes in 3D mapping. We could be looking at 3D maps on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2 soon, which will give Apple a reason to ditch Google Maps altogether.
Back in August, C3 was purchased by an unknown buyer. 9to5Mac’s [...]