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Having created a version of Android that kicked its principal backer to the kerb, Amazon is probably not keen on doing a deal with Google to provide some essential apps, which is why it will be working with Nokia to use its mapping solution for the next version of Kindle Fire according to Reuters.
Now Nokia’s map data isn’t one to scoff at. The company is one of the world’s largest mapping companies thanks to its acquisition of Navteq in 2007. Amazon actually has its own mapping division from its acquisition of UpNext but perhaps, either it’s not ready to release its own maps or that it plans to use it as an added solution to a more elaborate offering from another party, which in this case is Nokia.
In any case, having lost Apple as a client for Maps, not getting Amazon’s business might sting a little, and we don’t expect Google to roll out its own Maps app on the Amazon Appstore because that would just be awkward.