Nokia Announces Incremental HERE Map Updates
Nokia today said that it has pared down the size of HERE Maps updates to reduce the amount of network usage. Nokia offers offline maps for countries, states, and cities around the world. Individual maps vary in size, but many are more than 100MB. Downloading such large files is often impractical or not allowed over cellular networks. With incremental updates to HERE Maps, Nokia is now pushing only the new and updated data to its individual maps, rather than requiring users to re-download the entire map. Nokia says this reduces the size of most updates by 85-90%. HERE incremental updates are being rolled out for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones with the latest firmware, which means Nokia Amber for Lumia devices and GDR2 for all others.
Nokia Updates HERE Maps for Android and Windows
Nokia today announced sweeping updates to its HERE Maps application for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. The chief goal of this update was to improve the accuracy of maps worldwide with new/changed roads.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Google Maps Now Available Offline
Google today said Maps can now be used without an active internet connection. People can download maps for cities, counties, and even entire countries so routing and basic navigation tools will function when there's a poor connection or no connection at all.
Nokia HERE Maps Now Available to Samsung Galaxy Phones
Nokia recently announced that its HERE Maps product is now available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.