After brief availability as a beta version, Nokia has now released the full version of HERE Maps for Android on the Play Store. The mapping app enables you to search, navigate or get directions around the world, with the ability to download interactive maps to your smartphone or tablet for offline navigation.
HERE Maps helps you get from Point A to Point B with turn-by-turn driving and walking guidance, even without an Internet connection, and interactive maps of more than 100 countries that can be downloaded, saved and used offline. To help you avoid travel delays, HERE Maps also provides live traffic and public transit information.
Nokia originally focused on Windows Phone for HERE Maps, but the company is now geared towards Android and iOS following the end of its partnership with Microsoft and the low market share of Windows Phone. With an Android version of the app now available, Nokia is preparing to release HERE Maps for iOS in early 2015.
A complete rundown of HERE Maps for Android features:
- Always know where you’re going: Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance, even without an Internet connection.
- Maps that always work: Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can download, save and use offline.
- Choose the fastest way: Public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries.
- Avoid delays: Real-time traffic and road closure information for more than 40 countries.
- Plan trips before you go: Personalize maps on your phone or here.com and store all the places you’d like see when you get there.
- Meet up easily with friends: Glympse lets you share your travel progress and arrival time by text or email.
HERE Maps for Android is free on the Play Store.