HERE Maps beta

Nokia has rolled out a new beta version of its HERE mapping service that introduces a new interface. The app now features a contextual menu that is activated by a long press anywhere on the map. Doing so brings up a menu with location information, along with options to share, get directions or start navigation to that location.

Those interested in trying out the beta need to be running an Android handset with 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher, 1GB RAM and screen size ranging from 4 to 6.9 inches. If your device meets the requirements, you can enroll in the beta program by joining HERE's Google group, navigating to this link from a mobile browser and clicking on "Become a Tester" button. After that, head to the Play Store and update or install the HERE app.

Got feedback? Be sure to share your thoughts on how Nokia can improve HERE Maps by sending a mail to

With its offline capabilities, Nokia's solution is a decent alternative to Google's default Maps client. How many of you use HERE Maps on your Android device?

Source: Nokia; Via: Phone Arena