After launching its HERE Maps app for select Samsung smartphones, Nokia is doing the same for the entire Android community, parts of which have already tried cramming the application on their non-Samsung devices.
Nokia wants to “manage” this process, hence it’s out with a version of the app that should work across the board. For the best experience though, you’re best off running the HERE app on a phone with a 4-6-inch screen and at least 1GB of RAM. Moreover, it is required that any device running this app uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or above.
Nevertheless, this is still a beta product, so expect few glitches here and there. In fact, the Finns are emphasizing they haven’t cleared most of the bugs Samsung phone owners have reported and that the new version will be released soon.
If you like experimenting, point your mobile browser to here.com/beta/android, or if you don’t want to deal with all the bugs every beta app has, you’re best of waiting for another few weeks. Hopefully, we’ll have the full working version of HERE Maps on Android by the end of the year.
In related note, I think Nokia should also bring its maps to BlackBerry which mapping app is everything but great. What do you think?