We knew that Amazon was looking for other ways to fill out the mapping components of the Kindle Fire without going to Google, because it just bought itself a 3D mapping company UpNext in July. Now, there’s additional indications that it doesn’t want Google in the maps slot, as Reuters reports that Amazon is hooking up with Nokia Oyj for maps on the new Kindle Fire maps app. The piece mentions that Amazon will be adding location capabilities to the next Kindle Fire, which could come in the form of either GPS or WiFi triangulation. Read the full story at The Next Web.
Amazon goes with Nokia instead of Google for new Kindle Fire maps
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