Official figures show HERE Maps has been downloaded 2.5 million times from the Google Play Store

Official figures show HERE Maps has been downloaded 2.5 million times from the Google Play Store
Just the other day, we told you that numbers from the Google Play Store showed that between 1 million and 5 million times, the HERE Maps app had been downloaded onto an Android device from the Google Play Store. So naturally, based on this estimate, we told you that the app was installed on more than 1 million Android devices.

But an estimate of 1 million to 5 million is so wide, you could drive a truck through it. So on Tuesday, Nokia decided to cough up the real official number. The popular and highly regarded mapping service has been downloaded 2.5 million times from the Google Play Store. That figure doesn't take into account the 1 million downloads that took place prior to the app's listing on Google Play, when it was just in Beta. HERE Maps can be installed on any handset running Android 4.1 or higher. 

According to Nokia, HERE Maps is the top app in the Google Play Store's Travel & Local section. With 37,477 ratings, the app has a 4.4 average score. Since many Android phone owners have been using Google Maps since the turn-by-turn directions launched with the Motorola DROID, it might be hard to get them interested in a third party mapping app except as a curiosity. One nice thing about HERE Maps is its ability to work while offline, a feature that might be able to save you some precious data.




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16 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Map is not working fine in my mobile ,am sure it will one of the best ofline map in future

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm one of the 2.5 Million who downloaded :) but i haven't tried going offline though. By the way, the video sounded like it was made only for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. :-/

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If you don't wanna go offline then Google does a much better job then Here.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Havent had that experience. Last year google on my note 3 wouldnt pull up a church we were going to for a wedding. It kept giving me out of state results. I did not know the name, just half of it and a poor spelling at that, and Here maps/drive pulled it right up. For google i had to do a search first then load maps to find it from the churches website. Everything else, both maps and here have worked the absolute same for me, and my experience.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

My experience was quite the opposite. Apparently, Here maps can't even find all the stations in London. In public transit mode sometimes it even doesn't take into account that it's weekend and the bus/train services run on a different timetable. The street view is also not available for the entire city unlike Google Maps. If this is how they've done London it will only be worse in less developed places. The traffic info is also very false. Since Google has much wider adoption rate then Here has an advantage in giving more accurate traffic prediction. Their integration with Waze only makes it better.

12. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I saw there is 1 million downloads on Google Play instead of 2.5 million downloads... that's weird.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Another person who didn't read the article.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Best offline map I've ever used.

4. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

dont have maps for my country:(

8. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I am sure it's coming soon.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

How are you sure. When you don't even know what country he is from ?

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great! Deserves!!!

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

nokia could have thrived if it went for android

10. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Completely agree with that

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Hindsight and not much more. If anything all we know is that they could have died off quicker.

11. JohnatHERE

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

To clarify, the 2.5 million figure is the cumulative number of downloads from here.com, Samsung Galaxy Apps and, most recently, Google Play. We mentioned the number yesterday in a post over at the HERE 360 blog.

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