The Nokia Here maps available for all Android smartphones

Nokia released an open beta version of its software with guided navigation maps and offline content; previously it was only for the Galaxy, but now it is available for free to any Android.

Nokia Here maps

Once Nokia sold off its mobile phone division (which bought Microsoft, they will stop using the mark) amended the way in offering its mapping service for mobile phones with voice-guided and offline maps navigation, and cargo and synchronization of routes from the web.

While it remains the leading provider of Windows Phone (and many other mapping services) said it would have a greater presence on Android and iOS. When it came first went to Android, after an agreement with Samsung, which allowed offering its application in the Galaxy smartphones.

But now the company opened the beta version of its software for any smartphone with Android 4.1 or higher, although the company recommends use mobile phones with 1GB RAM or more. The application (whose use no cost) are not yet available in the Google store; you must download the installer file (APK) from the site of Nokia Here and then open it with a file manager on the phone; first necessary to enable the installation of software from unknown sources (Settings> Security> Unknown sources).

The company said that it will do something similar for the iPhone later, improving the first (and very limited) application that published some time ago.

Nokia also published a launcher for Android, which aims to simplify the interaction with the device…