Microsoft this week extended its partnership with the HERE location services firm, adding support for in-vehicle services.
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Well, Microsoft wasn't kidding: In the wake of the HERE apps debacle, the software giant promised that it would quickly update its own Windows Maps app for Windows 10. And it has, shipping a new version of the app for both PC and Mobile with a lot of new features.
Sorry, Windows phone fans, but this one is a blockbuster of the wrong kind: HERE announced this week that it will pull its location and navigation apps from the Windows 10 Store on March 29. And it will never again update the apps or their maps on Windows Phone 8.
And just like that, the parts of Nokia that made the company special have been scattered to the wind. The latest casualty: MixRadio has been axed by its new owner, LINE.
This is a good news/bad news thing: HERE Maps, Drive, Transit, and City Lens have returned to the Windows Store for phones. But they will still not install on Microsoft's new Lumia 950 series of handsets for some reason.