A lot of folks running Windows Phone on an HTC or Samsung device have bemoaned at the some of the exclusive apps Nokia makes available only to their own Lumia line. While it makes sense for Nokia to differentiate themselves, we know that sting from feeling left out. No pouting today though, Nokia now is letting folks on non-Lumia devices get some more HERE action.
Previously HERE Drive Beta was available to everyone, but now you can add HERE Maps and HERE Transit to the list of apps.
Earlier today at Mobile World Congress Nokia pushed out an update to all their navigation and location apps – mostly rebranding them to HERE and adding the ability to sync with the HERE cloud. HERE Drive Beta was available to everyone, but Maps and Transit weren’t. Check our coverage from that here. No word on if HERE City Lens will make its way to non-Lumia devices, but this is a good start we think. FYI: Forgot to add that the apps are currently available to users in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Sorry for the any falsehope. We'll see if we can get anything on availability to other markets.
If you’re reading to get these apps for your Windows Phone 8 device from HTC or Samsung, you’ll want to go here for HERE Maps in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app. For HERE Transit click this and you’ll be in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR below, or swipe to the right.
Source: The Windows Phone Blog
Thanks for the tip Jon D!