Nokia Nearby Beta Graduates, Now Available in Nokia Store

It can be installed on 50 different Series 40 phone models

By on October 15th, 2012 17:51 GMT

One of the applications that Nokia has made official when announcing the launch of Nokia Asha 308 and 309 was Nokia Nearby, meant to provide users with the possibility to easily discover places around them.

Initially available for users only in a beta flavor, the application is now announced to have graduated to a stable release, and to be available for download via the Nokia Store.

“With the announcement of the Nokia Asha 308 and 309, we introduced a web app called Nokia Nearby,” the team of developers notes in a post on the Nokia Beta Labs blog.

“Even on phones without GPS, Nokia Nearby helps you discover what’s around you, and it uses the same points of interest that you’ll find on other Nokia phones and on maps.nokia.com.”

For those out of the loop, we should note that Nokia Nearby was made available as a web app, which means that users interested in taking advantage of its capabilities will need to have the Nokia Xpress browser (v2.0 or newer) installed on their devices.

The Nokia Nearby for Series 40 devices was made available for download through the Nokia Beta Labs to provide users with the possibility to test it, so that enhancements and fixes could be added into the mix as problems with the software were found.

Those who took it for a spin should already be familiar with its usability and features. Those who haven’t can now look for it in the Nokia Store and give it a try.

“With the app now being distributed in Nokia Store for about 50 different Series 40 phone models in over 25 languages, we are concluding the beta trial,” the Nokia Beta Labs blog post reads.

Owners of Series 40 devices can find the Nokia Nearby application available for download through the Nokia Store on this page. Those who will install it should still offer feedback on their experience, so that additional improvements could be included.

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