Aug 29, 2014
In the world of mobile mapping, Nokia’s HERE is probably the most well-regarded outside Google Maps; it is a well-designed application that brings value o devices it resides on. Now, select Android users can enjoy a new beta version.
More specifically, Samsung is taking advantage of a licensing deal and bringing HERE to Galaxy device users. HERE will offer offline functionality, walking, driving and public transportation options, Glympse compatibility in addition to standard turn-by-turn directions in supported locales.
Additionally, the app will pair with the upcoming Samsung Gear S Smartwatch.
For now, the announcement notes the program will be available for Galaxy devices; no specific Galaxy devices are explicitly excluded just yet.
According to Three Sixty, the official HERE blog, HERE will be available when the Samsung Gear S formally hits stores.
As noted, it is a free offering; no word on whether the app will find its way to other Android devices in the future.