Galaxy-watch_FrontIf you have followed our coverage carefully, then you may be able to see telltale signs of how the new Nokia will open up and will target all smartphone platforms with its devices and services like HERE maps. So, from providing maps to Tizen, Jolla, Firefox to making treasure tag available to both iOS and Android to providing mobile SDKs to both iOS and Android, there are many examples reflecting upon Nokia’s business approach in future.

Anyways, this is really interesting!! Nokia has provided HERE’s walk navigation to Symphony Teleca for their app TurnByTurn on the Samsung Galaxy Gear. The app will let you plan your route on your Samsung Galaxy Phone and then it will get synced to our Galaxy Gear. The Gear will notify both visibly and audibly while navigating.

Thanks to our Android SDK, it was easy for Symphony Teleca to develop TurnByTurn, an app with which you can plan your routes on your Samsung Galaxy and then synchronize them with your Samsung Galaxy Gear. The smart watch will then take over all the navigation instructions and alert you visually and audibly about upcoming turns.

The idea is super easy, but also innovative: a quick look at your smart watch and you know exactly where to go. It’s perfect when you’re visiting a foreign city because, let’s be honest, you want to get where you’re going without looking like a lost tourist.

Need any more proof that Nokia may be looking at smart watch scene with very keen interest and HERE has a very big role to play.

Coming to second part of this post, Strategy Analytics has predicted that Nokia X devices may sell as many as 16 million devices in 2014. Which means 16 million Nokia X devices are expected to sold in  remaining 10 months of 2014. You may though like to read our editorial on Nokia X’s ability to disrupt market.

On the cusp of handing over its devices business to Microsoft, Nokia had one last card up its sleeve in the form of the Android-based Nokia X family of smartphones. Strategy Analytics forecasts 16 million of them will have shipped worldwide by the end of 2014 and looks at the key factors that will influence the success or failure of this bold initiative.