Nokia Maps for Android, iOS Supports Offline Mode
Nokia has updated the HTML5 web app version of Nokia Maps for the Android and iOS platforms. When accessed from the browser, Android and iOS users can now use Nokia Maps even when offline, though it requires users to plan ahead by downloading and saving maps before the connection is lost. Nokia imagines this will help reduce data roaming charges. Nokia has also updated the points of interest available within Nokia Maps for Android and iOS devices with a greater selection. Last, the web app provides public transportation directions, as well. Android and iOS device users need only point their browser to m.maps.nokia.com to use the new HTML5 web app.
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.
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.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
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.