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Nokia HERE for Android downloaded more than 1 million times from Google Play

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Nokia HERE for Android downloaded more than 1 million times from Google Play
Nokia HERE first started its Android adventure in August, when it was made available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. In late October, Nokia HERE reached Google Play, thus becoming available for all devices running Android 4.1 or later. Now, less than four months since its release via Google Play, Nokia HERE surpassed 1 million downloads. In fact, according to data from Google Play, the number of installs is between 1 million and 5 million, so it's possible that well above 1 million users have downloaded the application. What's more, almost 1 million users had already tried HERE for Android even before it reached Google Play.

As you probably know, HERE is one of the businesses that Nokia kept for itself after selling its Devices and Services unit to Microsoft. The HERE app provides maps and turn-by-turn navigation, its highlight being the fact that it can be used offline (you can save interactive maps for over 100 countries).

Have you tried Nokia HERE for Android? If not, it can be downloaded at the first source link below. If yes, what do you think about it thus far?


source: Google Play via Nokia Power User

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posted on 03 Jan 2015, 12:44 1

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2051; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Idiotic of Google to get rid of Latitude.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 19:17

22. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


the cream always comes to the top my friend..

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 12:47 10

2. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


*Raises Hand*

I'll take anything Nokia...

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 13:05 1

4. justrt (Posts: 365; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


I am a big fan of Nokia and I think so too... Anyway, I tried using the Z Launcher. I couldn't get used to it.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 18:14 1

17. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Here i'm.....

one thing they should bring Nokia City Lens

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 13:03 1

3. justrt (Posts: 365; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Yayy!!

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 13:07 4

5. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Welcome back, Nokia.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 13:32 4

6. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Nokia comeback in 2016 will be big.
I hope the real nokia with android will kick microsoft very quick.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:02 7

7. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


HERE Maps is immensely useful in areas with bad signal coverage. Too bad Google Maps doesn't have an an offline feature...

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:09 3

9. sip1995 (Posts: 1552; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Agreed. Here maps are better than Google maps (in offline mode).

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:16 7

12. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nope. Here maps are only better than Google Maps in offline NAVIGATION mode. Apart from navigation Google Maps is better then Here even in offline mode.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 19:15

21. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


total rubbish..

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 01:26

26. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


are you saying google maps offer oofline turn by turn navigation too i didnt knew that if you are right but i dout it

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:09 1

10. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


There are other several 3rd party apps which use Google Maps and have offline feature (but probably not as brilliantly implemented as Nokia's)

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 16:23

15. Planterz (Posts: 2014; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Google Maps does have an offline option, but it's limited in area, and only lasts for a certain time (30 days? I forget). There's other apps that offer full regions, but they cost. I haven't tried Nokia Now. I might, even though I haven't left Tucson in years.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 19:06

20. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Google Maps lets you download a certain area as a map, but you can't use navigation offline. In HERE Maps, you can...

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 20:12

24. Shubham412302 (Posts: 430; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


even if we save for offline the search function wont work without a internet connection in google maps

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 09:04

27. Cicero (Posts: 856; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


You know out there is OpenStreetMaps.org and it is used by Maps.Me. And you can navigate offline too. I used when I was traveling abroad without data connected and it is pretty good. Transportation ia in. Also I used NokiaHere as a backup for offline navigation. But when I'm online (wi-fi hotspot abroad) Google Maps is the king. Better to use all the services you have for particular situation.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:08 1

8. mbp432 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Too bad it doesn't have satellite view offline, that would kill Google Maps.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 14:10

11. sip1995 (Posts: 1552; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Indeed....

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 15:39

14. memeON1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


You guys just gave them an idea haha.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 17:49

16. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


We used this in our road trip last week.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 18:38

18. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I used Here Maps on a recent flight from Miami to Buffalo and since I was on the window seat, I had my 1520's GPS tracking the flight. It was cool to see the Maryland coast come across my screen just as were about to fly over it. Here Drive+ is even better especially with speed limits being shown and speed trap locations.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 18:39 1

19. mildorzalost (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Nokia has done a good job with their maps, way better than google's

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 19:53 1

23. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Now, there is absolutely no reason to buy WP left...

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