Nokia’s HERE Maps launched on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones recently to offer “true” offline navigation and an alternative to Google’s preloaded Maps. But the app was in testing only on Samsung’s smartphones even despite the leaked apk file that allowed us all to sideload the HERE navigation on non-Galaxy smartphones. Now that’s about to change - Nokia is releasing the apk for all Android smartphones so you can try HERE maps for yourself. You’ll need to download the apk file to your smartphone and sideload it (using a file manager of some sort) but you’ll need to go into the Security settings of your device and enable the Install from Unknown Sources option. Nokia has the entire step by step tutorial over at the source link. The app is still in beta so a few bugs are to be expected but it should be safe to try out.

HERE for Android beta | HERE

FAQS and Installation Info
Help - General - HERE - City and Country Maps - Driving Directions - Satellite Views - Routes

HERE Features:
-Offline navigation: Interactive maps and hi-fi turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection.
-Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries. 100MB-10GB
-Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you’re offline.
-Live traffic info for more than 40 countries.
-Plan your journey on, then find your way there using your mobile.
-Personalize your map by creating Collections of your favourite places.
-Share your location with family and friends in real time as you go via Glympse. It’s private, secure and safe.