Like Tizen, Jolla’s Sailfish OS based smartphones will also feature Nokia’s HERE maps

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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.

Jolla, the makers of Sailfish OS, a brand new mobile platform that is set to take on the likes of Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and currently established players, have been making a lot of progress and today’s announcement that Nokia’s HERE services will be powering its maps applications and provide location and navigation data is a big step in making Sailfish consumer centric since as has been demonstrated by the slow growth of other platforms, apps really matter. Location services, navigation and maps application count twice as much as others.

Jolla announced its first smartphone sometime in May and joins Samsung-Intel backed Tizen in making Nokia’s HERE maps as its default maps app.

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