Nokia's project to create their own reference tool for maps and GPS navigation has finally become a reality. HERE Maps for Android aims to serve as an alternative to Google Maps, with its strongest points being its clean interface and the ability to download maps for offline use.
The app lets you view maps of many different regions and consult different kinds of information, either with a classic view of maps and highways, a traffic viewer updated in real time, or a 3D representation of all the buildings in the area, with the latter being currently available only in certain major cities.
Without a doubt, its greatest asset is that it can work even when you have no Internet connection on your phone, allowing you to download individual packages with all the geographic info for a particular city or area. Likewise, you can download additional voice packages for the browser.
It also includes other tools as well, like a shops and services search bar, bookmarks for storing your favorite places, and full integration with local transport services, which not only shows you the best way to get to your destination, but also how long you'll have to wait for the bus or metro.
Editors' Note: To download the application, click on “Download” button. Enter your log in details. When download is completed, go to your app bar, click Downloads and find the file you just downloaded. Open the file and press “Install”. Please note that this download may not be available in some countries.
Read the instructions about the installing and removing the apps here