Originally Posted by tllapointe
I just read an old, 2013, article about Microsoft buying Nokia who had purchased Navteq in 2007. It's an old article but it sounds bad for the mapping businesses.
Microsoft Buys Nokia – What will become of Navteq/Here?
I can not find the article, but I thought I read that Nokia kept HERE/Naveq and that Microsoft was more interested in Nokia phone technology in order to advance the window phones for a 3 ring circus. TeleAtlas is now owned by TomTom.
In the last couple of years, I have observed for the U.S. HERE off-line maps that the priority goes to the platforms that run IGO primo navigation system for both fixed and smartphone users. And as always, the smartphone users get their map updates first. Garmin gets theirs next and what is interesting is the Garmin Apps last year received only 1 calendar update.
Now, with TomTom, ever since Apple has been using them, they seam to have picked up the pace and issued updates for the off-line maps every 3 to 5 months. This past year, I had 3 map updates with my app, Sygic, that uses TomTom maps.
It looks like the Jeep users are not that high up in the HERE chain to get some TLC.
Maybe an email campaign might help to get a commitment on a release date. 3 years old and counting.
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