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Nokia Here Maps Beta now available in the Google Play Store
Nokia Here Maps Beta now available in the Google Play Store

Nokia Here Maps Beta now available in the Google Play Store

Just thought I'd let people know that these great maps are now available directly through Google Play Store. Been using it in preference to Google maps and waze for the past month, seems to be working very well and you can download the maps for offline navigation :-)
Enjoy!

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I hope they've fixed the routing as it used to be awful.

Not sure if you have an outdated version of Google maps, but I tried this and definitely think Google is better - faster, smoother and better navigation.

Used this last weekend to get around Berlin. Got most of the public transport links spot on! Used it offline so I didn't use any data at all Good way to save money whilst abroad.

It's just located home for me as half a mile away! They're obviously trying to compete with iPhone Maps

I have to see this isn't that great I have it on my phone already having a nokia lumia and it's awful. I don't know whether it's updated and something has gone wrong but it's hopeless.

The thing I love about this is that it displays speed limits and allows you to set alerts if you exceed them, by a set margin.

Can't believe Google maps doesn't offer this yet.

Plus the HD voices you can download are much more pleasant than the Google robot ....

Not depending on an internet connection is obviously brilliant.

Compatible with my Htc one but not my Razri xt890

Never had a problem with Here Maps on my Lumia.

Comes to ios in January

best free navigation!

chrisp13

It's just located home for me as half a mile away! They're obviously … It's just located home for me as half a mile away! They're obviously trying to compete with iPhone Maps



Get off your Apple high horse. Apple's maps have been going for a couple of years. Here/Nokia maps has been out way before then.

edit: and there must be something wrong with your phone or your area, because the marker for me is directly on top of where I am at home.
Edited by: "paramoreRyan" 11th Dec 2014

paramoreRyan

Get off your Apple high horse. Apple's maps have been going for a couple … Get off your Apple high horse. Apple's maps have been going for a couple of years. Here/Nokia maps has been out way before then.edit: and there must be something wrong with your phone or your area, because the marker for me is directly on top of where I am at home.



I may be wrong but I think that the poster you replied to was being sarcastic - there were quite a few articles about Apple maps giving people the wrong direction when it came out.

I don't think the poster actually meant that Nokia have copied apple...

Good news. Nokia/HERE are the firm behind the mapping data that goes into Garmin, Yahoo! Maps and Bing Maps

I tried it a few months ago when the beta was leaked. it seemed good, but then I noticed it used 50% of my battery in a day, so quickly uninstalled it! I assume that was just a beta thing, so I'll give it another go now, thanks

Will give this ago as google maps has been awful on my nexus 5 since lollipop

I've been using this for a while and I think it's great. I've tried it in three countries so far and it has proven much better than Google Maps. The offline download is very useful when travelling.

I remember being impressed with Nokia Ovi Maps on my Nokia 5230. Had some key features not on Google Maps, including offline routing, speed limit reminders, and flagging up which lane you needed to be in. Will be interested to see what's in the Android version.

Have been using the beta for a while too, but found that the routes not as good as waze. Have had them both on at the same time for journeys that I knew, and waze would give a faster route.
Maybe it's better now out of beta.

paramoreRyan

Get off your Apple high horse. Apple's maps have been going for a couple … Get off your Apple high horse. Apple's maps have been going for a couple of years. Here/Nokia maps has been out way before then.edit: and there must be something wrong with your phone or your area, because the marker for me is directly on top of where I am at home.



more like get off your high horse period you child. It was a joke and further more people are entitled to opinions without clowns like you shouting them down. go and be hugged

Can you let me know if I download maps and still leave the app online, will it download the maps again for navigation? or use the downloaded ones? I would like to use offline maps and current traffic.

I assume this has offline functionality otherwise why would I give them all those permissions?

Yes you can use it offline. When I go abroad I switch off data (too cheap to pay for roaming) and everything still works.

Yes, I've got HERE on my Lumia, I use it online in the UK to get the traffic updates and found it really useful offline for finding our way around Paris.

Heat added.

VBV

Can you let me know if I download maps and still leave the app online, … Can you let me know if I download maps and still leave the app online, will it download the maps again for navigation? or use the downloaded ones? I would like to use offline maps and current traffic.



online is not downloading, its just recieving live data through 3/4g

nice app currently using it

I can see its potential and I would hope that Nokia keep developing it and adding more Here, location-based functionality. Where it really wins is offline navigation, obviously. I've used it a few times already, as it's been available for Samsung users for a while now.

However for general use, I prefer Waze more than Here or Google Navigation.
Edited by: "sergiup" 12th Dec 2014

the map over 9G ..my nexus 4 .don't have enough space

great maps

Nice find

not used it properly yet but it has a really nice UI

I was amazed that this would be free, Nokia are the very best, the dogs danglers, you might say, of navigators!
I have been wanting to see this on Play store for soo long and now it's here, I'm gutted to see from the reviews that you can't move the maps to the SD Card!
How silly is that!
I have been using Map Factor Navigator Free, which I'm impressed with...and you can store the maps on an SD card rather than the phone's direct memory which makes it so much more useful.

sergiup

it's been available for Samsung users for a while now.

Has it?
I have an S3 Lte and wasn't aware of that!
Still, as I've said it's shot its self in the foot by not allowing map files to be moved to SD.
Edited by: "willysnapper" 15th Dec 2014

willysnapper

Has it?I have an S3 Lte and wasn't aware of that!Still, as I've said … Has it?I have an S3 Lte and wasn't aware of that!Still, as I've said it's shot its self in the foot by not allowing map files to be moved to SD.



Yep - engadget.com/201…ps/

sergiup

Yep - http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/29/samsung-nokia-here-maps/


Thanks for that, wonder if that one will allow shifting to SD Card, 'cos that's the killer.
I've been mightily impressed by Navigator Free for that reason, the quality of the voice directions and map accuracy.

i am impressed by the Nokia Here maps. Have had the odd problems with Google Maps, Not with this yet. Hopefully it gets better. Also offline navigation is a huge plus if you are in a are without good internet coverage

willysnapper

Thanks for that, wonder if that one will allow shifting to SD Card, 'cos … Thanks for that, wonder if that one will allow shifting to SD Card, 'cos that's the killer.I've been mightily impressed by Navigator Free for that reason, the quality of the voice directions and map accuracy.



If you go into the settings, you can move the app data to your SD card.
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