Why'd Nokia give away
Ovi Maps for free to other OS users? Unless they're...planning an Android phone themselves? We've already
heard whispers they're to release just one Maemo device this year—and they can't possibly survive on Symbian alone.
It'd be crazy of them to release their free turn-by-turn navigation service on other operating systems, unless it was all some grand scheme to woo consumers back to Nokia, so I'm reading into Williams's comments that Nokia's working on devices running Android and Windows Mobile. There. I said it. Perhaps it's not
the end of Nokia after all. [
Die Presse via
Update: Our early morning hysteria has just been crushed. CRUSHED. Nokia told Engadget that Williams was misquoted by Die Presse and they're in the process of taking the quote down. So, to be clear, they are NOT going to be releasing maps for the other platforms. Way to ruin the fun, Nokia.