Nokia HERE Maps announced for Samsung’s Android smartphones and Tizen smartwatches

By August 29th, 2014 AT 11:47 PM

Nokia has announced a beta version of HERE Maps for Samsung’s Android smartphones as well as Tizen based smartphones and smartwatches. HERE Maps service will be free for Samsung’s Android smartphones for the time being after which it might be released to all the other Android smartphones through Google Play Store. HERE Maps will also power the Navigator app which will come pre-installed on the recently announced Samsung Gear S smartwatch. HERE Maps service is available for 200 countries and offers voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation as well as an option to download maps for offline use.

HERE Maps Android For Samsung Smartphones


The HERE for Gear app can run independently on the recently released Samsung Gear S thanks to its inbuilt 3G and GPS capabilities. Users can pair their Gear S smartwatch with a compatible Samsung smartphone for syncing the route information after which they can use any device as per their liking and ease of use. Through Glympse services in the app, users can share their real-time location with anyone.


HERE For Gear

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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*Now its important to see what this actually means. This only improves the fact that Samsung is looking to break away from Google and that perfectly makes sense. In my opinion the wearable segment is still new and hardly is their any clear winner. Samsung should work hard and try and capitalize on the wearable market with their home grown Tizen OS. *Google is getting the taste of its own medicine. By restricting the UI on Android wear although Google can now deliver a more consistent experience it also drives away potential partners willing to do what they want and… Read more »

Ganesh Srinivasan

Very long reply, I couldn’t read full

All I understand with HERE maps with Samsung: the strained relationship between Samsung & Google is not good for both


*No problem sir I prefer supporting all my statements with enough proof and reasons so that’s why my comments end up being long. I know the strained relationship is not good for either companies but what to do everyone wants the full cake not a part of it.


this is small analysis..

Akhil Mohan

The awkward moment when the comment is longer than the article.
No offense bro. 😉


None taken 🙂


Rama As you said i agree with almost every point but its not the first time that Samsung is making its own OS even it had made its own os called bada or so called wave series It was a epic fail of Samsung as almost all apps were paid ones and the major issue about no support for Whatsapp Next comes is ios,i know they are doing well but and i agree its much more easier to use ios but i dont know what the hype all about i used iPhone 5c and i am really bored with that… Read more »


*See when it comes to software being an early bird is very important.For example Windows Phone is really good but still since it was a little late to the smartphone market you find them struggling despite making something really good and are now scrambling for even 5% of market share. What even matters more for a software to be popular at least number wise is for it to be available to all manufacturers. For example windows to some extent copied mac and licensed the same because of which it became really popular. Similarly Android copied ios and gave it for… Read more »


I agree that ios is very simple and people who used android first find ios boring and those who used ios first find android complex but why is that millions of people end up lining for a new iPhone device. As u said its only software that’s helping apple and apple devices like iphone get software updates then why do people buy iPhones every single year in droves together when the same software is available for a previous gen device.


There are mainly three reasons for that 1. Limited availability In case you want a smartphone which is running ios iPhone is pretty much your only bet. I mean in case of Android you have various manufacturers producing and coming out with new devices at various months of the year. For example S5 and M8 and Z2 released earlier this year. G3 released last month and now within a few weeks we will see Note 4,Z3 and even Moto X+1. In case of ios its only one device that is the iPhone and it releases only once a year. So… Read more »

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