Nokia's HERE Maps drives onto to Google Play

After tooling around in a beta for a while, Here Maps has arrived in Google Play. The maps app and service, part of the services portion of Nokia left over after the Microsoft acquisition, has been available from the HERE website for a few months already, and now anybody can try out the mapping search and navigation app for free from Google Play.

Here Maps supports a few unique features:

  • Always know where you're going: Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance even without an Internet connection.
  • Maps that always work for you: Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can save and continue to use offline.
  • Choose the fastest transport option: Integrated public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries.
  • Avoid delays: Real-time traffic and road closure information in more than 40 countries around the world.
  • Plan trips before you go: Personalise maps from your phone or and store all the places you'd like see for when you get there.
  • Meet friends here and there: Glympse lets you share your location and what time you'll get there by SMS or email.

Additionally, Here Maps includes integration with Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. If you're so inclined, you can grab Here Maps now for free from Google Play. Give it a spin and let us know what you think.