Nokia HERE was introduced to the world this past November on Nokia phones, although it slowly made its way to the iPhone, and iOS with an Android release expected some time this year. Seeing how Nokia and Microsoft have been buddy-buddy for years now, it was pretty much inevitable HERE would make its way to all of Windows Phone 8, which is exactly what happened today.
Nokia’s HERE is now available for all Windows Phone 8 devices, and not just Nokia-branded Windows Phones, although the company does point out the “first and best” versions of HERE will be available on its own devices. Windows Phone 8 owners will be able to use HERE Maps, HERE Drive Beta and HERE Transit, the two latter options allowing turn-by-turn directions and transit directions.
If you’re a Windows Phone 8 user and don’t feel you should bother with HERE, take a look at the video Nokia created to highlight a number of things you can expect from HERE if you feel it’s worthy enough to tell you where to go. We certainly think it’s good enough.