NOKIA's HERE maps gets update on Android and Windows Phone. Nokia has announced that an update for its HERE maps apps for Android and Windows Phone will be rolling out from today. There are updates in every continent, reflecting new or changed roads and constructions, and newly added details. HERE maps app will inform you when an updated map is ready, with a notification. Just go to 'download maps' from the menu and if new versions of your downloaded maps are available, simply tap on the 'update' button.
|NOKIA's HERE maps gets update on Android and Windows Phone|
New navigable countries
Cyprus, Mayotte and Zimbabwe have had their entire maps updated to navigable status, meaning you can now get full turn-by-turn directions across those countries. Meanwhile, there have been significant improvements to the maps for Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Liberia, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Somalia.
Nokia have paid especial attention to how inland water is displayed: ponds, lakes and rivers. More small water features are shown than previously, and Nokia have worked to improve the representation of rivers which, of course, can vary in size over the passage of the seasons, making them tricky to map.
Public transport stays on course
In the last map update, Nokia showed an improvement to the way public transit lines are represented in Chicago, to better match the reality of their geography. This transition to accurately tracing the paths of transit lines has now expanded. In this latest update, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Singapore have had their maps upgraded to better show the path of subway, train and tram lines.
How to update
On Android, you'll get a notification from us when it's time to go in and update. Follow the instructions given to update your downloaded maps. The updates will download and give you a confirmation message when it's finished.
Windows Phone users are probably familiar with the process. Open the settings app on your phone, then tap the applications tab -> maps -> check for updates. Click on the maps to update and a minute later, you're done.
Please note that you need to restart the app in order to see the new changes on the map.