The change is now! Microsoft has begun changing the names of Nokia apps in their Lumia smartphones to ones more suitable for their slightly less Nokia-branded universe. While we don’t expect a press release on the subject, we will see a whole lot more Microsoft before the week is through.
Tomorrow, for example, Microsoft will be bringing an event to the public – that’s September 4th, 2014 at 10AM Berlin time. That’s 3AM Central Time. So by the time the USA is awake, you’ll know everything there is to know.
Before then you’ll be able to see changes taking place.
Instead of Nokia Cinemagraph, Nokia Care, and Nokia Storyteller, you’ll soon see Lumia Help + Tips, Lumia Cinemagraph, and Lumia Storyteller.
The “Nokia Care” switch to “Lumia Help + Tips” took place as early as June of this year. Expect the rest to switch imminently. Elop told you so!
Meanwhile Nokia – the software company – has brought the head with HERE Maps for Android and iOS. It’s time for a cutdown on one side, and a spread on the other.