Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Rumors

Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Apps

New Treasure Tag app update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Microsoft News

Rumor claims 1,000 former Nokia employees in Finland could be laid off by Microsoft

General News

9 of 10 emergency wireless calls lack accurate location data in D.C. area

Apps

New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Windows Phones

Lumia 930 pre-orders begin in Norway Wednesday for July 10 launch

Windows Phones

Microsoft Store US site pulls pre-order listings for Nokia Lumia 635

Apps

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 released, Lumia SensorCore SDK out of private beta

Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T and T-Mobile available for pre-order at US Microsoft Store site

General News

Microsoft teases possible launch date of a green Lumia or successor to the X

General News

Microsoft partners with British designer to create wireless charging pants

Microsoft News

Beat Nokia by predicting world cup games in Sporting Mouth to win some awesome prizes

General News

Lumia 930 availability on Ireland's Meteor pushed back to mid-July

Microsoft News

Nokia brand names Lumia, ClearBlack, PureView, and others now belong to Microsoft

General News

Lumia 1320, 630 availability expand to Argos Ireland

General News

Nokia Ireland confirms Lumia 930 launch on July 3

Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 635 going on sale in Singapore on Saturday

Apps

Nokia updates Network+ again

General News

Nokia buying Medio Systems to improve its HERE maps service

5

Nokia working on indoor navigation for Maps using WiFi and BT 4.0

We do love our GPS and navigation. Heck, we now confidently strut around foreign countries like we've been there for years now, instead of gazing and gawking at a giant map, walking in circles. But one problem we still have is once we're at our location, we're back on our own once inside. Clearly a #firstworldproblem.

Nokia is working on this solution by using WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 in an attempt to maximize accuracy indoors. What's more, they're reaching out to partners to make this happen quickly, with a goal of about 18 months. Recently, Google announced indoor navigation with Google Maps 6.0, which will help steer conference attendees to their right spots. In that sense, Nokia is playing a bit of a catch-up to Google for once, but at least the video above shows that the Finns are well on their way to making this happen too.

Side note, anyone else worried that we're just going to be staring at our phones incessantly, walking around, bumping into things as we find where we are going?

Source: NokiaBlog; via: PhoneArena

1
loading...
0
loading...
14
loading...
0
loading...

Comments

There are 5 comments. Sign in to comment

selfcreation says:

this is awsome , i sent a client to a Store in a mallt he other ( some rando mall not even in my area )  and she was asking me directiopn INSIDE the mall to get to the sotre,.. ROLF how should i know....

WELL NOW I WILL!! :P hehe this is sweet

Nataku4ca says:

hey, its just one of the perks of using a gps... day off at work because of injuries lol

etb#WN says:

"... anyone else worried that we're just going to be staring at our phones incessantly, walking around, bumping into things as we find where we are going?"
No worries ... I'm sure the BlackBerry Helmet could be "ported" to Nokia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bV7pM_HS70
 

macastle says:

Agreed, I think voice navigation through Bluetooth headset may alleviate that issue. Now if someone can only make that work. ;)

zacman says:

Nokia already presented indoor navigation at the beginning of this year. It seems nobody cared about it.
So much for playing catch up...