Nokia Music may stay with Nokia after MSFT deal. Available on Android, iPhone, Windows and Mac via HTML 5 app
Nokia mobile phone unit may soon be sold to Microsoft, but that does not mean Nokia services that are now available exclusively on Lumia Windows Phones will end up in Redmond.
We already knew that Maps are staying in Finland. Now it seems that Nokia Music may be staying
in Espoo with the company too, and may soon go multi-platform.
Chinese site CTech got their hands on some development screenshots for Music Service update, and it seems that it will soon be available on Android, iOS, Windows PCs and Macs via an HTML5 app.
HTML 5 is a bit disappointing, and will limit the overall app functionality. HTML5 Nokia Maps didn’t fare too well on Android and iOS.
But, hey, it’s just a start. And when Nokia finally sells its smartphone division to Microsoft, it will have the resources and all the incentives to make native Maps and Music apps for Android and iOS, as quickly as they can.
Of course, Nokia Music HTML 5 app might just be part of the work music team has been doing before Microsoft deal was announced, and might be killed if it’s part of the transaction. But let’s hope this is not the case.