Nokia Maps comes to Google

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has announced that its renowned Nokia Maps is now available for Android run mobile phones and tablets, along with iOS run devices such as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

Nokia Maps can now be accessed from a mobile web browser by heading to maps.nokia.com, where the HTML5 compatible maps can now be seen and used outside of a Nokia Symbian mobile phone.

The maps are geared up at this time for Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 and ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 products, along with iOS 4 devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad tablets.

This could be seen as the first step to readying the Finnish mapping solution to be made available to Microsoft Windows Phone 7 handsets, after the announcement early this year that WP7 will be replacing Nokia’s Symbian OS as the main platform on Nokia mobile phones.

Maps.nokia.com brings down the maps over the airwaves and in much the same way as Google maps, with searchable maps and directions where the main screen has easy and accessible on-screen buttons for finding the location and changing the map view from basic, to a satellite image and also transportation routes.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com