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It is no secret that Samsung does not want to rely on Google’s Service and wants to move away from Android and get into another OS. But due to the the daunting task of creating an entire App Ecosystem and various other challenges, Samsung isn’t moving away from Android anytime soon.
Samsung is, however relying less and less upon Google in Samsung’s Android. It has alternatives to almost every Google App, and has alternatives to Google Now and even Google Play, among others.
Samsung and Nokia now have joined forces to unveil Nokia’s HERE Maps for Android, exclusively for Samsung Devices. It will have support for over 200 Countries, with Walking and Driving Support for nearly 100 of those.
What is interesting is that HERE Maps will also exist on the Samsung Galaxy Gear S, which is Samsung’s first Standalone Smartwatch. It will be a Free Application.
The announcement of HERE Maps comes even as Nokia’s Owner Microsoft announces the end of the road for Nokia’s Android Devices.
As Microsoft continues to focus more on Mobile under the leadership of its new CEO, Satya Nadella, it seems to be having new Phones in the Work.
As The Verge reports, Stephen Elop (Devices Chief) showed off the new devices at a Company Meeting. It seems that one of them would be codenamed “Superman”, and will be focused towards delivering better selfies. There was a report earlier about this “Superman” Phone, and if the reports are to be believed, then this phone has a 5MP Front-Facing Camera, developed by Nokia, which has a penchant for great Phone Cameras.
The Second Phone is codenamed “Tesla”, and will be a Premium Phone, but won’t have a Premium Pricetag. Its Camera will have Nokia’s excellent Pureview Tech, and it will be released at an affordable Price.
It seems that these products are almost-ready, and we can expect launches soon.
We are more excited about the Premium Phone. We already know how impressive Pureview is. And now it is coming to cheaper phones, which makes it more accessible. If Microsoft manages to make a Cheap Premium phone, that is actually Premium and doesn’t screw anything up, then Microsoft may have a hit on its hands.
When Microsoft had completed the acquisition of Nokia, the fate of the Nokia X, Nokia’s first Android device was unknown. Will Microsoft kill off a device from a company it owns which runs a competitor OS? Or will Microsoft continue to let Nokia X’s Android be a Trojan Horse for introducing people to Microsoft’s services?