Here Maps for Android is finally available. In case you’ve never heard of it. This app is being developed by Nokia and it looks like it could be a good alternative to Google Maps. However, it is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy phones ‘running Android 4.1 and higher, with 1GB of RAM or more.’ Other devices will get their turn after Samsung is done with it.
Nokia promises offline navigation (also available on Google Maps) and more. Here is the list of features:
- Offline Navigation: Turn-by-turn drive or walk voice guidance without an internet connection
- Downloadable maps to use offline in around 100 navigable countries
- Public transport maps and directions for 766 cities in more than 40 countries available without an internet connection
- Live traffic information for more than 40 countries
- Pre-trip planning and discovery: Plan ahead on here.com then navigate with your mobile
- Personalise your map by saving your favourite places in Collections
- Location sharing with Glympse: private, secure and safe.
The Here Maps has been included in the upcoming Samsung Gear S smartwatch. We sure hope that other Android phones will get a chance at getting it. In the meantime, hit the links below to learn more about this app.