HERE Maps for Android APK leaks, works on all Android models running 4.0 or higher

HERE Maps for Android APK leaks, works on all Android models running 4.0 or higher
Last month (which today means August and tomorrow will mean September), we told you that a version of Nokia HERE Maps was being made for Android, specifically for Samsung Galaxy handsets. Among the goodies offered by Nokia's highly regarded mapping application, is a feature that allows you to get directions from point "A" to point "B" even without an internet connection.

Nokia has yet to officially unveil the app, but as it turns out, the APK has leaked. Yes, the app does work for all Android models powered by Android 4.0 or higher.

The Nokia HERE Maps offers a full list of features including turn-by-turn navigation. For now, the availability of HERE Maps for Android will most likely be limited to the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store. Besides Sammy's Galaxy powered smartphones, we expect to see HERE be made available for Samsung's Gear line of smartwatches.

If you're interested in downloading the APK, click on the sourcelink below. This version of HERE is in beta, so there is bound to be a few glitches here and there.


source: MediaFire, ElAndroideLibre (translated) via AndroidPolice, GSMArena

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24 Comments

1. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

FINALLY!!! Offline maps!

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Here Maps > Google map > Apple map

7. Mechanized

Posts: 13; Member since: May 31, 2014

It depends on your needs. I'm a cyclist, so Google Maps is a better option for me since it offers bicycle specific directions.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

As was stated...depends on what you need it for. A do agree Apple Maps is last. I wanted off line navigation for years.....so I would rate HERE Maps like you did...based on my wants, needs..

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

This was the only reason why I liked wp. Glad they finally made it for android :D

4. Ikechukwu

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Bye bye Google Maps :)

12. laverdadb

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Hell yes!

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

It's not like there haven't been offline maps before. Copilot GPS, free version, for example.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes but here maps has worked more consistent than others, i to use copilot but it seems here maps finds things other wont. This includes online google map.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Never knew there was a free version of Copilot. Need to check it out.

8. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Too bad Nokia didn't keep their camera tech as well, and made it available for Android.

14. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

A huge mistake to give it to MS for pennies. Camera tech alone should have been evaluated 5 billion instead of "everything".

20. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Nokia has the patents, Microsoft licenses them. Any phone maker can license the technology if they want.

11. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

I was waiting for this for so long.................... now finally it's here

13. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just release the damn thing already. I want to see WP market share fall even further.

15. ilxxxli

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Downloaded it, installed it, using it, loving it!

16. lenroc

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"this version has expired" ...so no more HERE BETA ....maybe Nokia closed servers....anyway ...it works no more ...shame.

17. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

yes bad didn tried it

18. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Installed on my Nexus 5. Here - Maps for Life for Android has many more features than Here Drive + for Windows Phone and Here Drive for Symbian. The UI is cleaner, you can activate alternate routes, you can customize the UI so it can finally show arrival time or something else such as Time to destination, Distance left, Traffic delay, Travel direction. There are several settings options depending on if you are navigating or roving. You can easily switch from Satellite, Transit and Traffic views and Maps and Drive are all one app instead of two separate apps like on Windows Phone. With the voice files, you can download regular voices that have a smaller file size or Hi-fi voices. Example, the Regular English US voice is 6.8MB but the Hi-fi voice is 64MB. The Hi-fi voices boast "Improved quality for guidance that's easier to hear." You can choose to have either Maps or Drive offline only or both of them offline even though they are in the same Here - Maps for Life app. The actual map data is the same for Windows Phone - version 8.30.55.109 I am thoroughly impressed by the additions and the slick UI. I haven't used it yet since I am at work but just by the redesign, I would love to see this UI and the new features come to Windows Phone. Nokia said that they are still developing the WP version so we should see the features arrive at some point, probably in a big Here Drive + 5.0 release as the current version for Windows Phone is 4.1.5598.0.

19. GeorgeAF

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I installed the app on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and everything was fine until moments ago. Now the app wont open and it also displays "This Version has Expired" message. Am I the only one with this problem?

21. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

You are not alone my friend. Even I'm facing this issue. Looks like they closed there server for android users. Darn you, No-kiya?

22. GeorgeAF

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

They sure screwed us over. I was so happy with the leak. I guess we have to wait for the official app. Hopefully they will release it this month

23. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If you get a "this version has expired" message, here's how to un-expire it:http://androidunderground.blogspot.com/2014/10/nokia-here-maps-beta-expired-heres-how.html If your Android is rooted, the Xposed module/Time Machine option is the best way to make Here Beta work again.

24. lenroc

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

for sswain Thanks man ...ir works like a charm !

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