News by Luke Jones on Tuesday October 21, 2014.
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Just recently Nokia launched its HERE Maps service for select Samsung Galaxy devices through Samsung's own app service. Now the Finnish company is going a step further and has rolled out HERE Maps for the wider Android community. The app is not yet available on the Google Play Store but it should land in the near future.. Not every Android toting user will be able to get HERE Maps as Nokia says you will need to be rocking Android 4.1 or higher and have at least 1GB of RAM on board. Not a bad requirement really as 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich is a few years old and most people rocking Android have a smartphone newer than that. One further requirement is that the smartphone needs to have a screen size between four and six inches. HERE Maps is one of the best alternatives to Google Maps, featuring turn by turn navigation, public transport details, and even offline directions. You can get the app via Nokia's official website, but at the moment the service is still in beta form, so do not be surprised to see some early bugs. Features
Offline navigation: Interactive maps and turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection. Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries. Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you?re offline. Live traffic info for more than 40 countries. Plan your journey on beta.here.com, then find your way there using your mobile. Personalise your map by creating Collections of your favourite places. Share your location with family and friends in real time as you go via Glympse. It?s private, secure and safe.source: Nokia
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