Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 3:16 PM —
We all know Nokia's agreement with Microsoft affords the manufacturer some extra leeway when it comes to customizing their devices, although we've seen limited use of this outside of a change in the Marketplace tile with their Tango update. However a slip-up by a Nokia employee pointed out by a reader (and friend of the site) on the Conversations by Nokia blog post spells out exactly what the house of Lumia has planned for the future.
Conversations writer Pino was responding to a comment about Nokia Maps 2.0 and here's the screenshot of what he said.
Here's the important quote: "Please also consider that Nokia Maps will be the default mapping app on future Nokia Windows Phone devices [...]". We know Bing Maps recently tapped into Nokia's traffic and geocoding database so the merging of those properties is already underway. But this comment to us means that Nokia is planning to inject Maps as the default app for its Lumia devices, which is a more significant system-level change. We'll just have to wait and see.
[Thanks for the tip, Rikkit!]
Source: Conversations by Nokia (Comment)