Nokia has finally made its iconic HERE Maps available on the Google Play Store. The release comes two months after the mapping service made installation file for the app available for Android, which users had to sideload on their device manually. The company also announced that it will be bringing the HERE on iOS early next year. Also Read - Nokia Clarity, Comfort, Micro, Go Earbuds Series with ANC launched: Price, featuresAlso Read - Nokia C30 budget phone launched with price under Rs 10,000: Check specs, price
After parting ways with Microsoft, the Finnish technology giant Nokia — the divisions of which that didn t get acquired by the Redmond-based company — announced earlier this year that it was planning on making HERE available on Windows Phone s rivals. In September, Nokia inked a deal with Samsung to bring HERE service to Galaxy S5 (Android-based smartphone), and Tizen-based smartwatches. Also Read - Nokia XR20 rugged 5G phone launched: Check specs, price, India launch details
Nokia s HERE maps will be giving Google s Maps and third-party mapping services available on Android a stiff competition. The service s handy offline navigation support separates it from any other mapping service as most of them don t work without a working data connection. HERE lets you download all the maps you need to your phone so that you can access it when offline. Additionally, the service s premium GPS support and voice-guided navigation are impressive asd well.
The availability via Google Play Store will help the company attract more users. You can also download it from here. The app is available in its beta version, and from the recent reviews posted by users, it seems the HERE Beta is filled with bugs and other glitches. iPhone users will have to wait until early next year for the service.