Nokia HERE Maps now available in the Google Play Store

Nokia HERE Maps now available in the Google Play Store




As Nokia expands its services across its platforms and even revealed its first device after the Microsoft deal, it announced that the HERE Maps app is now available beyond just Samsung phones, as the app went live for all Android users in the Google Play Store.

Here for Android


 

The app, which works absolutely free, had actually been available for Android users a day before, but only as an APK (Android application package) download. Starting today, the app is finally available for installation where the Android masses gather to discover and download new apps.

Nokia’s mapping service enters the Android ecosystem where it is dominated locally by Google’s own Maps and crowd-sourcing traffic application Waze. The Finnish company also noted that the iOS version of the app will be live sometime early next year, despite early confirmations that both the iOS and Android apps will be finished by the end of the year.

Have you downloaded the new application? If not, head right over here. Tell us your thoughts about it!

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11 Responses

  1. Manny says:

    Google Maps is still way better-looking than the Nokia HERE.

  2. mark says:

    One of the best map application out there. It let’s you save an entire country’s map data into your phone. You can even perform search while offline.

  3. jojo logs says:

    sayang , not compatible with asus zenfone 5

  4. mj says:

    they’ve updated their Windows Phone app too

  5. bayaw says:

    been waiting for this thank you!

  6. ewanlangha says:

    currently downloading Philippines Map
    its 210.1 MB
    i uninstalled it a few weeks ago coz of some minor problems, hopefully they’ve fixed it

  7. anon daw says:

    from “another” blog

    Roderick “aka DICK”
    December 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm
    Most of the people who spread the FUD about compatibility problems in Intel’s SoC probably don’t know that the Android SDK (the software used in developing Android Apps) is now optimized for Intel’s x86 architecture. Heck, even an old Android app I bought during the days of Gingerbread still works fine with the Intel Atom.

    Roderick “aka DICK”
    December 14, 2014 at 6:18 am
    Tried loading Nokia Here Maps on my Nexus 5 and Motorola Moto G and I have encountered some random crashes. Take note that the Nokia Here Maps is Nokia’s second app to get published in Play Store and it’s possible that they still don’t know how to optimize it for other phones.

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