Nokia's HERE Maps now Available on Google Play

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  1. wicked

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    Nokia Here Maps has been available for select Android platforms for some time now. But today, Nokia officially launched it on Google Play. Here Maps is available to all Android users who run Android 4.1 or higher devices.




    HERE is a similar app to Google Maps and provides detailed turn by turn directions. However, one of the big selling points of HERE is that it can be used offline as well as online as the app downloads maps in their entirety. You can choose the maps to download including entire cities and countries.

    If you want to give the HERE a try, then head over to Google Play
     
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    Google Maps has a rating of 4.3 and "Here" has a rating of 4.7 o_O

    Definitely downloading.
     
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    Here is great for offline navigation. While Google Maps allows you to cache portions of areas for offline use, Here lets you save entire states/countries/continents. In my opinion, it's the best non-Google Maps navigation app that's out there.
     
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    Use the link provided to install Here. If you try to search for it on Google Play, it won't show up for some reason.
     
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    We'll see when it has more than 10 downloads o_O

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    If that is correct, it now has 11 :)

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    It has to be glitched . I downloaded it as well.
     
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    I'll say this, it's definitely not overwhelming in its capabilities. Just what I need. Put in address, tap navigate, it navigates. No confusing bells and whistles at all. I hope it stays that generic.

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    Nokia here maps is great non google maps. Especially when you are having network issues. I used to use Nokia device and it had older version of here maps as default maps. Not that accurate sometimes but fast and I was able to download entire country, states etc on phone for offline use. Excellent on travels in mountains etc. But if you have space issue that they are bad. Like many android device have less on board space n no extension so bad to use then. This version will be more accurate n faster n easier. Definitely downloading.
     
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    Impossible to find while searching the play store w/my VZ Note 3. Tried Nokia Here, Nokia Maps, Nokia, Here Maps, Here beta, here....HERE....

    I bet many won't find out about this for a long, long time if they're trying to find it like me w/out clicking on links!
     
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    Not compatible with my 2012 Nexus 7. Dangit
     
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    It's not glitched just how the Google Play Store works. They only update the download counter every 24 hours, it's not in real time.
     
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