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New deal sees Facebook using Nokia’s HERE Maps on mobile

Facebook has inked a deal with Nokia to bring the HERE Maps to the mobile version of its website, as well as to the Android versions of its Facebook Messenger and Instagram apps, according to a new report.

Although the companies haven’t yet officially announced the deal, when reached out for comment, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We are testing Nokia HERE maps across Facebook to give us more control and flexibility in delivering a consistent maps experience,” adding that “we’re testing HERE maps in Android versions of some of our standalone apps like Instagram and Messenger as well.”

The news comes just a few weeks after there were reports that Nokia is contemplating a sale of its HERE maps business, which is said to carry a value of approximately $2.1 billion.



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