It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to sell its HERE mapping service to interested parties which at one point included the likes of Uber, Volkswagen/Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Alibaba. According to reports coming from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, The German Auto Consortium have emerged as the preferred as the frontrunner for the sale. The Auto makers had the bid of $2.7 billion accepted by Nokia, which is short of the asking price of $4 billion.
The potential sale of Nokia HERE leaves the future of the Android and iOS apps in doubt. Will the new owners continue to support the apps?
Source: WSJ, Bloomberg