HERE maps and GPS navigating to Upper Canada Village

Nokia HERE Maps and Navigation Review

There are plenty of GPS Navigation apps available to Android users, from big names to odd names and no names. The latest addition to crop is Nokia’s HERE. Obviously this is a big name! Most importantly this is a primary provider since Nokia’s HERE subsidiary is a mapping company – this isn’t just a third-party app that relies on someone else’s data.

The next thing to take note of is that this is coming from the new Nokia that is no longer beholden to Redmond whip masters. I was always a big fan of Nokia (most of my mobile phones were from them) so I really hope they do well and work hard to get out of the Microsoft shadow and regain their former glory.

I finally had the opportunity to really put HERE through the paces on a recent road trip to the USA – which means no data while roaming!!!
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Excessive permissions much @childrensplace

On visiting the mobile site it really pushes the app. But when you look at the permissions it requires you’ve really got to wonder what they are up to on your phone!

Location is the only permission that makes sense, to show nearby stores to my location.

Some one really has to explain why this app needs to control the flashlight in my phone! Are they worried about customers getting stuck in their stores during a power failure?

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