I always have thought Here Maps is better, but I am sorry to say, where I live, Calcutta, W.B, India, the Google Maps is actually better. There are quite a lot of small roads, lanes, which aren't there on Here, but they exist on Google Maps! I haven't tried the Offline Google Maps yet though.
how poor here compared to some other free services
Looks like Nokia is getting worried that their app will be irrelevant soon.
And the part where it says Full Offline Mode. It should just be Yes, the same as Here Maps.
RicardoOneri, 18 Nov 2015Only Android support for Google Maps? They got iOS app too, what are they talking about? Stu... moreright now they dont have the same ios app. but they have promised it to be done very soon.
How about mapping capabilities? Here maps ugly, unreadable, rarely updated, with unusable public transport routing (when there are 10 different bus routes between 2 stops it only show one, so you wasting time waiting for it), with very dated satellite imagery. Google Maps, Yandex Maps and 2GIS are miles better.
Google Maps might still doesn't have offline maps (there are little available in very limited regions), but at least it works somehow.
RicardoOneri, 18 Nov 2015Only Android support for Google Maps? They got iOS app too, what are they talking about? Stu... moreThey are talking about the new update for offline navigation in google maps.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015HERE maps is absolute shit. Once gave me a 5+km which should have been a 2km route that Gmaps ... moreI disagree with you Google Maps doesn't show alot of places like here Maps
here Maps is the ultimate mapping app
HERE maps is absolute shit. Once gave me a 5+km which should have been a 2km route that Gmaps easily gave me.
Oh common here, we know you are good when it comes to offline maps, but Google is just entering the arena, so why the brag huh? Anyways, Google is good with online maps
Here's the thing google maps is actually good to use even when i just walk to find a place its really accurate for me but it doesn't have offline map features. Here maps on the other hand has downloadable offline map packs but not accurate to use for online.
As of now nothing can beat here maps. And it is awesome on my Lumia.. Don't know about the future. Hope here will continue to beat Google in every aspect..
Here in California I was able to get public transit and walking directions in the offline mode on my Nexus 6P (HERE maps). It was for a 17mile walking/26mile driving route and it took nearly a minute to complete the search, but complete it did.
RicardoOneri, 18 Nov 2015Only Android support for Google Maps? They got iOS app too, what are they talking about? Stu... moreAs everyone said, offline maps only available for Android at the time the article is written at HERE 360. Think before bashing others. Even slight mistake can be backfired on you. :3
Anyway ... I have Google maps and HERE. HERE, obviously, for offline use, and Google maps for online use since it's PoI data is more mature in my area... Which means I only use Google maps when search for something and fallback when HERE unable to fulfil my needs. For everything else, I use HERE. :3
Ali Mir, 18 Nov 2015Seriously! What these guys are talking about? And they get paid for writing this?Offline navigation in google maps is supported only on android as of now. That's why its written.