Nokia announced on Friday (29) that the geolocation platform HERE will no longer be exclusive to Windows Phone and Windows. According to Nokia, initially, the Samsung Galaxy devices, with Android system, will come with the free app.
The HERE differential, compared to other systems, is the ability to store maps in the device memory, allowing the user to use geolocation even without internet connection. If there is connectivity, the application displays traffic conditions and schedules of public transportation.
According to Nokia, the application already works on about 200 countries. In 100 countries it presents turn-by-turn directions, and brings the information of traffic conditions to 750 urban areas in 40 countries.
The company did not revealed values or the terms of the agreement with Samsung. However, Nokia pointed out that the Android app will be compatible with smartwaches like the South Korean company’s Gear S, announced August 28. The application will be available in the PlayStore when Gear S hit the market. The forecast is that this is going to happen by the end of October.