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

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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25 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Idiotic of Google to get rid of Latitude.

22. jojon

Posts: 427; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

the cream always comes to the top my friend..

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

*Raises Hand* I'll take anything Nokia...

4. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 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.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Here i'm..... one thing they should bring Nokia City Lens

3. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Yayy!!

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Welcome back, Nokia.

6. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

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

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

21. jojon

Posts: 427; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

total rubbish..

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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)

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

24. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

27. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

8. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

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

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Indeed....

14. memeON1

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

You guys just gave them an idea haha.

16. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

We used this in our road trip last week.

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

19. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

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

23. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

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

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