Aside from its maps & navigation, Nokia may also get to keep its music service after the deal with Microsoft is finalized.
According to Chinese site CTech, the Finnish company will launch the service as an HTML5 app that will work across mobile and desktop platforms. That, of course, could be just the first stop as without a dedicated native app, not many folks will opt to use Nokia Music. While HTML5 apps are getting better, they still suffer from the lack of “proper” platform integration and could thus offer limited capabilities (think: notifications and running in the background). That said — and presuming Nokia Music does remains in the hands of the Finns — we would expect native apps to follow shortly after the HTML5 app(s) is/are live.
As I’m writing this, we’re not 100% sure whether Nokia will indeed keep its music service or that part will also be transferred to Microsoft. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear something new on this. Stay tuned…
[Via: Unwired View]