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Nokia Maps & Music Hacked – Microsoft Says New Line of Security is Coming

November 9, 2011 No Comments

Nokia promised a few exclusive apps that were to stay only on their devices. Recently Nokia made two apps available to Nokia Lumia users which were to stay only available on Nokia devices. Suffice to say that didnt happen as both XAP files were obtained straight from the Microsoft servers and posted online so everyone could have dibs on Nokia’s newest apps, even if their devices were made from rivals like HTC and Samsung.

All you need to run the apps is an unlocked phone. You can get that done by either being a member of apphub or getting an unlock token from Chevronlabs

Nokia Maps – Nokia Maps helps you to be a local anywhere you go. See where you are and discover places nearby in a snap. Get reviews, uncover new destinations and reach them with smart routing for public transport, walking and driving.

The XAP file for Nokia Maps was revealed by XDA forums

Nokia Music – With access to millions of songs in Nokia Music and Mix Radio, your ears need never be bored again. With the best in mobile phone entertainment you get more than just click and play. You can create your own channels based on the artists you like, or let Mix Radio create a personalised experience based on the music you already have in your library. Throw in the ability to record and watch HD video wherever you are, and you’ll be entertained for hours.

Music and Entertainment is one in a series of 6 quick introduction demos to the wonderful world of Nokia Lumia. Each video highlights different hubs and features, letting you dive deeper into the world of Nokia with Windows Phone.

The XAP file forNokia Music was revealed by SmartphoneGurus

Here is a video they actually posted of Nokia Music running on an HTC HD7

What is Microsoft doing about all this? Well, they already have a new line of protection in place for all its apps on the Marketplace via the Mango update. Right now it seems that they are waiting for a larger amount of users to upgrade to Mango before the big switch.

That will change. Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” includes support for a new kind of encrypted package that should rule out this kind of piracy. Microsoft is waiting to ensure that a high enough proportion of users have upgraded to Mango before throwing the switch and using these encrypted packages, however.

Hopefully for developers sake, Microsoft activates the new security sooner rather than later.

Source: winrumors, arstechnica


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