HERE update brings account migration, makes Drive+ and Transit free for Windows Phone 8

HERE's suite of navigation services picked up an update today that allows you to transition from your Nokia account to HERE's own services. HERE is also giving Windows Phone 8.0 users access to Drive+ and Transit for free after doing the same for Windows Phone 8.1 users earlier this year.

HERE states that all your data will be synced to the new account:

"Create a HERE account and import your favorites from your old Nokia account so they're synced with your mobile devices and"

The migration is not mandatory as of now, but will be over time. According to HERE:

"You can also start the import process later within the application or complete it on But, because Nokia accounts will soon be discontinued, it's important for you to migrate your Collections now."

Additionally, Drive+ now offers voice-guided navigation in additional countries and territories that include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Paraguay and Saint Helena. The service is also available in Angola, Bangladesh, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Zambia and Zimbabwe, but HERE mentions that not all roads in these countries have been mapped yet.

The update is now live for HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit and HERE City Lens for Windows Phone, and will shortly be available for HERE Maps on Windows 8.1.

How many of you will be moving from your old Nokia account to a HERE account?


QR: HERE Drive+

QR: HERE Transit

QR: HERE City Lens

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Update: Added HERE's statement regarding account migration.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.