Nokia HERE Maps App Gets Support for Android 5.0 Lollipop
Summary – Nokia has recently released HERE Maps as a free download for Android users and now the app is being update with support for Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nokia has recently made available its HERE Maps solution for Android owners. However, the app is currently still in Beta, which means it is not officially available for download from the Google Play Store.
However, it seems that this hasn’t stopped Nokia from further releasing new features to their own mapping product. As it has been recently announced on the official 360 blog, Nokia is bringing is bringing support for the latest Android version – 5.0 Lollipop. Here’s what Nokia said:
With Android Lollipop being released earlier this week and knowing how many of you love to have the latest software on your phone, we made sure that HERE for Android plays nicely with it. We fixed the bug that stopped the application from starting and we are looking forward to hearing what early fans of Android Lollipop think about HERE for Android.
Obviously, at the moment, there are just a few who are using Android 5.0 Lollipop so most likely Nokia will issue another important update once the latest Android version gets more users across the world. Nonetheless, it’s great to see that Nokia is moving fast to please those who have downloaded Here Maps on their devices.
The voiced turn-by-turn navigation feature in Nokia Here Maps has also been improved. Here’s what Nokia said:
We’ve now ensured that the downloaded voice files are kept safe and sound. The fix means that you will have to redownload any non-English voices. But they won’t accidentally disappear anymore if you’re using a ‘cache cleaner’ app on your smartphone.
Of course, other under-the-hood improvements have been released, as well, to make the app feel much more stable and probably to make it ready for its Google Play appearance. Also, if you live in China, you should know that the region is not currently supported by HERE for Android beta.
There are still many other minor bugs, such as text overlapping in other languages than English or synchronization issues. However, these will soon be ironed out and most likely the official version will be of a pristine quality.