Let’s look back at the Nokia – Microsoft partnership news again. Nokia, like other OEMs, get to have some exlusive apps for their windows phone devices. Major selling point, as being advertized by Nokia, has been their “exclusive applications” built in Nokia Lumia devices. XDA has managed to leak all three of their exclusive applications – starting with Nokia Maps, followed by Nokia Music and now the elusive Nokia Drive (which is (was?) supposed to be a major selling point). Nokia Drive XAP has been noted as warez but it’s still existent on XDA, so we thought we’d give you a heads up on this. Before you download the xap, please read the Note at the end of the post.
Now what does this mean? It’s easy as 1-2-3 for XDA folks to port apps from one OEM to other. Where’s the exclusivity then? What’s the differentiating factor for OEMs? Yes, only a few go ahead and unlock their devices to deploy xaps on their phones but now that unlocking is as cheap as $9 and you get exposed to some amazing homebrew stuff, I think a large chunk of folks would be interested in getting available XAPs, no matter legal or illegal.
p.s – Nokia Drive is alive and kicking in India. It also gives you direction in Hindi, how cool is that ? Video demo coming very soon.
Note – We do not encourage piracy or enjoy promoting warez content. We ocassionaly post XAPs and ping several Microsoft employees regarding the state of affairs wherever concerned. We are hoping for a new encryption system that prevents this, because Internet is a massive place - a simple Google search will give thousands of download link – use wpsauce.com/contact if you don’t feel right about it. We don’t charge for sane arguments. So download at your risk.