After a leak of a preview build, Nokia’s HERE Maps officially became available for select Samsung Galaxy devices and today the company is extending its app to additional Android smartphones. Still not available at the Play Store, HERE Maps requires Android 4.1 or higher, 1GB of RAM and a device with a screen size between four and six inches, which pretty much describes most modern handsets running Google’s mobile operating system.
If you’re unfamiliar with Nokia’s HERE Maps, it’s a fairly robust mapping application that offers features like turn-by-turn navigation, public transit routes and offline region specific directions. Whether you’re looking for a Google Maps alternative or an easy way to save some of your wireless plan’s data, HERE Maps is worth a test run as long as your device meets Nokia’s prerequisites.
(via HERE for Android)