As most long time Nokia fans/users know; Beta Labs is the source of all the greatest Nokia applications, chances are that most of your favorite applications passed through its doors once upon a time (some sadly never make it to the other side-Bubbles, Pulse :’( ). Now Nokia Beta Labs have announced that they will no longer continue to provide updates to the Meego and Symbian versions of Nokia City Lens; and instead will double down on their development for WP.
With Windows Phone as our new main smartphone platform, naturally our focus for the development of our mobile location-based applications has also switched to Windows Phone. Thus moving forward, we are concentrating our efforts for the further development of Nokia City Lens on our Lumia range. You will still be able to use this current beta version for Symbian and the N9; however, it does not support the latest Nokia Belle Refresh update. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We are very grateful for your feedback, suggestions and insights and thank you for using and contributing to Nokia City Lens.
City Lens Team
It would seem that the current version available online at: http://betalabs.nokia.com/trials/nokia-city-lens/?ns=true will run on most devices except those that have been upgraded to Belle Refresh (no word about Belle FP2- seeing as it’s not an official product yet)-As of now it installs on my 808 running FP2- but it gets stuck on the loading screen. Honestly my opinion would be to any fans of the application who really use it, NOT to upgrade to belle refresh if it’s that big of a deal for them; especially seeing how Refresh isn’t the greatest upgrade in the world to begin with.
Thanks to nabkawe for the tip.