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HERE Maps Leaves Beta on Android

News by Luke Jones on Monday February 16, 2015.

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Nokia's fantastic HERE Maps is a true rival to Google Maps and it of course comes with offline navigation. However, it has only been making tentative steps into the Android space in beta form... until now that is. A new major update for the Android version of the apps takes it from the beta stage and it is now a full release app.

Recently HERE Maps received a Windows Phone and Android update that made water mapping much more accurate. Those new goodies can now be enjoyed on the fully fledged Android app, with the developers believing HERE Maps is stable enough to now be considered a full app. Alongside that, there have also been some new updates such as more route alternatives, with three each for walking, driving, and public transport.

The map itself has now also been enhanced and looks more detailed and carries much more information than before. Tapping on a location now offers detailed info such as "contact info, photos of the food, and reviews".

Also coming to HERE Maps is the ability to view buildings (some) in 3D, while the whole interface has been streamlined and is easier to use. On top of all that, Nokia has confirmed that HERE Maps will also be coming to iOS soon.

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