HERE Maps for Android was launched as beta last month. The app has been updated to version 1.0.220 that brings support for Android 5.0 (Lollipop). This update also brings fixes to downloaded voice files that will not be cleared if the phone’s cache is wiped using a cleaner, as it promised. If you lost them during cleaning, you will have to re-download any non-English voices.
The update also brings several under-the-hood improvements. The update is now available from the HERE website in the form of APK file. The update would be available for Samsung devices via Samsung Galaxy Apps store in coming days, says HERE. You can report bugs and also offer feature suggestions using the app. Once the app is stable, it would be released on Google Play.
Features of HERE Beta for Android
- Offline navigation: Interactive maps and turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection.
- Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries.
- Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you’re offline.
- Live traffic info for more than 40 countries.
- Plan your journey on beta.here.com, then find your way there using your mobile.
- Personalise your map by creating Collections of your favourite places.
- Share your location with family and friends in real-time as you go via Glympse.