Nokia maps updating phone information
HERE Maps, the mobile mapping app that was sold by Nokia to a group of car companies in late 2015, has released a major update for Android in the Google Play Store. HERE announced that the 6,500 strong team has officially bid farewell to Nokia to bring all its global mapping and location technology under a new umbrella backed by Audi, BMW and Daimler AG.
It's not the end of the mapping giant relied on by millions, but rather the opening of the flood gates to new advances in the field, as well as in-car services.
Nokia states: "As always, there are literally millions of changes and improvements across the globe, in every corner of every country, which are too numerous and too specific to list separately.
Hit the menu and go to 'Download maps' to get the most accurate, freshest maps, wherever you're located." In particular, a number of African countries now have "much more detailed maps" as part of this update.
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.
Even as Nokia is reportedly thinking about selling its HERE maps division, the company continues to offer updates to its HERE maps apps.
Nokia has released a major new offline maps update for its Windows Phone, i OS and Android apps.
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.
Historically, our maps have been first and foremost about roads.
Because for car navigation that’s the most important thing you need to know.
Two special new features do deserve extra consideration, though.
They aren’t in every country by any means, yet – as you’ll see, they are quite labour-intensive additions – but they’re here for some and coming to many more of you in the future.
Nokia is completing the sale of its HERE mapping division ahead of schedule.