SDK for Android Developer's Guide

System Requirements

SDK for Android is designed and tested with Android phones and tablets in mind. SDK performance will vary between devices, since it is primarily determined by CPU, GPU, and display resolution. Currently, Nexus 5 is a suitable reference for a device which delivers acceptable SDK performance. If your target device is not a phone or tablet, see Service Support to contact us for more details .

  • Android 4.1.x "Jelly Bean" (API Level 16) or higher as the application Minimum API Level (android:minSdkVersion)
  • Apps should be developed using Android Studio 2.3.2 or above
  • For apps that implement basic use cases such as map rendering, search, and routing a minimum of 60MB of memory (RAM) is recommended to be available. More complex use cases, such as turn-by-turn navigation, require more memory.
  • A minimum of 25MB per application should be made available for storing HERE SDK libraries
  • A minimum of 50MB should be made available for storing map data
  • Data connectivity (Wi-Fi or Cellular) is required to download map data and ensure map data is updated when new versions are made available
Note: SDK for Android does not support x86 Android and x86_64 devices. x86 emulators are supported. It is recommended that testing is performed on ARM and ARM64 devices.