Just as summer ended, Nokia released the HERE Maps solution for the Samsung Galaxy handset range, so quite a few Android devices got the navigation app. At the time the Finns promised exclusivity to Samsung, but today they’re going live with HERE for all Android devices.
You need to access this link to download the app. Nokia also announced that they’ve received constructive criticism and great feedback over the past two months or so, being happy with that. Through the feedback they’ve discovered that some of the cache cleaner applications may accidentally delete the navigation voices in the HERE app for example. A fix will be released in the following weeks.
Nokia HERE Maps for Android is in beta phase and it’s available as a free download. In order to install the app, you need to access the link above, tap on “Get the app now”, confirm the download and choose the directory on your smartphone in which the APK will be stored. Then you open a file manager and access the APK, plus allow the installation from unknown sources.
The requirements here are an Android device with Android 4.1 or greater, plus at least 1 GB of RAM and a screen size between 4 and 6 inches. By the way, this version is actually newer than the one from the Samsung App Store, so there goes the exclusivity…