Nokia's CEO has argued that certain futuristic technologies will need to be prioritised, flying in the face of recent victories for net neutrality.
The Here beta for Android expands beyond Samsung devices. But there's some friction with the distribution plan.
Nokia's Here Android app gives you turn-by-turn navigation on the new Samsung Gear S, powered by Tizen.
Even as it expands to support iOS and Android, Nokia says it isn't abandoning Microsoft's Windows Phone platform with its Here mapping technology.
Nokia made a better-than-expected profit in 2014 as it transforms after selling its phone business to Microsoft.
The new apps would be able to work offline via downloaded maps, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The new look for Here Maps focuses on distinct colors and stark contrasts.
You can now get membership-free towing and other services from Urgent.ly via the app, but you'll have to pay for the work itself, of course.
The maps and navigation app is still working toward all Android devices, as well as their iOS counterparts.
Having sold off its handset business to Microsoft, Nokia gets into the tablet game with the new N1.