Nokia recently revealed plans to bring an Android-friendly version of its HERE Maps app to licensed partners, starting with Samsung, however a preview version of the software has recently hit the web and it appears to be working with handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. Reports are claiming that the application is fully functional, with HERE’s hallmark features remaining intact.

If you’re unfamiliar with Nokia’s navigation software, its standout feature is the ability to download cached map data for specific cities and states for offline use. To take advantage of this option, you’ll need to set up a HERE account and have enough storage space on your phone to accommodate the maps that you wish to download.

While it may not be a complete replacement for Google Maps, HERE is a reputable alternative that might be worth checking out.

(via Android PoliceEl Android Libre) [Download mirror]

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