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Nokia’s HERE Maps public beta launches with an updated UI

Nokia has launched a public beta for its off-line navigation HERE Maps application, which features an new UI and contextual menu.

Published onJuly 13, 2015


Nokia has been gradually updating its impressive off-line navigation application, HERE Maps, with new features, and the latest beta version includes a newly redesigned user interface and a contextual menu. There’s also a public beta program, if you fancy signing up to test out the latest features.

Along with a redesign of the app’s interface, the new contextual menu displays information on a particular location, accompanied by options to share the location, receive directions to or begin navigation to the spot. The menu can be brought up with a long press anywhere on the map. You can see the feature in action in the video below:

If you fancy joining the public beta, you will need an Android smartphone running 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher, with 1GB of RAM and a display anywhere between 4 and 6.9 inches in size. To sign up, head on over and join the Here Beta Google Group, click this link to become a beta tester and then you will be able to download the navigation app from the Play Store.

If you happen to try out Nokia’s HERE Maps beta, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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