Although Microsoft is killing off Android on their Nokia smartphones, one bit of software appears to continue to have some life in the Android ecosystem. That would be Nokia’s HERE Maps application, their version of a map and navigation tool similar to Google Maps. HERE Maps was originally designed for Samsung’s Tizen powered Gear devices so pedestrians could use it.
Ovi Maps is a free mobile map service provided by Nokia networks. You can find many interesting places, address and many others navigation using this Ovi Maps. Ovi Maps already supports 78 countries already. Here, you can download the latest version of Ovi Maps for your Nokia C7-00.
If any of you have ever used a Lumia phone, you may have some experience with Nokia’s fantastic HERE Maps app. The application is similar to Google Maps in that features advanced turn-by-turn navigation and downloadable maps. Nokia announced recently that they would be bringing the app to Samsung’s line of Tizen-powered Gear devices for turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation.
It’s no longer just Nokia offering free navigation on a range of its smartphones, but now Google too, on Android phones running OS 1.6 and up, ensuring most phones on the market either already work from today or will with a free Android market download of the latest Google Maps version.
HERE Maps has been in development for quite some time and, recently, the only way to install the app was to download it directly from the developer’s site. Now, the maps app from Nokia (or whatever is left of Nokia) has arrived in the Play Store for all devices.
I know that there is not so good place to make thread like this, but i thing not all XPERIA users visited thread Android Apps in General forum, so i post it here. Nokia release beta version of Here Maps and Here Drive for Android smartphones and it work really great. You can download maps from all country and there is also very good working navigation with voices.
Faced with ever increasing competition from the likes of Apple, and the Google backed Android platform, Nokia and Yahoo! have formed a global alliance that will see Nokia become the exclusive, global provider of Yahoo!'s maps and navigation services and Yahoo! the exclusive, global provider of Nokia's Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat services
This August, Nokia, the Finnish company that remains after selling its handset business to Microsoft, rolled out new versions of its HERE mapping product to Samsung smartphones, powered by both Android and Tizen. However, at the time, the company wouldn’t provide an ETA as to when other Android devices would gain access to HERE maps. That day, as it turns out, is today.