Nokia releases HERE for all Android 4.1 and above devices

Nokia releases HERE for all Android 4.1 and above devices
Nokia's HERE navigation app has enjoyed some commotion around its name in the past couple of months. It all started with Nokia announcing that it will be releasing the app exclusively for Samsung's Tizen-powered Gear smartwatches and Android-laden Galaxy smartphones. Then, the .apk (naturally) leaked and it turned out that it's perfectly compatible with any phone running Android 4.0 and above.

Today, Nokia officially released the HERE app beta, compatible with all Android 4.1+ smartphones. The app is not available via the Play Store, rather, Nokia has made the .apk downloadable, so anyone can sideload it. If you are rocking the leaked version of HERE, it's worth checking it out, as this new version is build 175, whereas the leaked one was build 174.

For those of you, wondering what all the fuss is about, HERE Maps is a service provided by Nokia, which allows users to pre-download the maps of their region and then experience real-time turn-by-turn navigation without the need for any type of data connection. This is both great for users who are on a budget, and users who just so happen to be traveling and can't rely on fast data coverage at all times. Lastly, the app is free, unlike similar navigation services, so naturally – the map-using part of the Android community quickly fell in love with it.

Download here

source: Nokia via PhoneScoop



1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

finally! what i love about here maps is the offline navigation!if only google maps offline feature is same with here maps offline feature then google maps is the best for me! but of course, google maps is more detailed than the others.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The app wants nearly 8GB of space to use that feature. I don't have that to spare.

5. mss1988

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It's not true.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol not even CLOSE! :o

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


8. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nope it doesn't. You can choose individual states or countries to download. I downloaded NY and California which totals nearly 1GB.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I was mistaken. When I saw the North and Central America listing I thought everything had to be downloaded.

12. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Unless you plan on traveling everywhere in North and Central America

17. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So happy to have 32GB + 64GB microSD for things like this. In the future I hope to have 64GB/ 128GB onboard + 128GB microSD minimum.

22. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I haven't find any .apk file in this download from the link. It was zip file but when extract it - many files but not .apk Did I miss something?

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Havent used HERE before, but I agree Google Maps needs a better offline feature. They have it but I hear its not as good as HERE. Free navigation, GPS is one of the key things that made me switch from Win Mo to Android back in 2010.

2. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Very good.

4. lcdsantos

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Unfortunately maps view still not have landscape/horizontal support. Just the GPS navigator has...


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best Navigation App out there, i use it for years now. Google and Apple cant beat it

11. reTechboy

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

I cant sign up anyone have some clue?( it just says something went wrong)!!!.

15. Meccalangelo

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

your DOB might have something to do with that

13. waystriker

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

So sad that it has no support in my country. And I keep waiting.....

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Best so far, has found places that google did not, this includes not knowing the address or name. Google on some things kept pointing me to other countries or states while maps was like, here you go. It was certainly one of the awesome selling points for me as WP user over the Note 3 i tote around.

16. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Can you give an example? I'd like to check it out.

18. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Here was the only reason I was buying windows phone :)

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Which has me questioning things when companies let exclusive apps, good ones too, be on other platforms. Its like a catch - 22. Keep it exclusive as incentive to join your platform, or make it available on platforms with larger market share. I'm glad I dont have to make decisions like

30. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Here Maps is still owned by Nokia. Nokia sold their phone division to Microsoft. Nokia is now was services company not a hardware company so it makes sense to have their services on as many platforms as possible.

19. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

HERE , I come.

20. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

better than Google maps IMO...

21. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If memory serves me correctly, HERE Drive was the app with the downloadable maps.

24. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Finally !!!Runs great on my Galaxy S5 with super bloated/laggy/s**tty touchwiz ! Now the only thing that I want this year is the release of Galaxy S5 GPE so that I will be able to turn my s**tty GS5 into the device that should have been in the first place.

25. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Didn't last long that Samsung exclusivity.

26. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Tested it on my Kzoom. Absolutely love it. The main app installs on the internal memory, but offline maps can stored in the external SdCard. Will be downloading the whole of USA map on the SdCard soon.

29. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

WOW!! I was a big Nokia user until they got sold to Microsoft so really missed the HERE app on Android. Just downloaded it and it made my eyes water with joy!! Offline maps is just incredible. Thank you Thank you soo much HERE x x x

31. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

And this is what happened with "Nokia Maps" and "Ovi Maps". In the last decade, it was a Nokia exclusivity for Nokia's Symbian smartphones. But since Nokia's phone business is gone, it became a multiplatform service. Who would have thought in 2008 that this will happen with the big Nokia?

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