Saturday , July 22 2017

TomTom for Android now available in Google Play Store -Probably not compatible with your phone


TomTom for Android has finally arrived in the Google Play Store offering Free lifetime maps, IQ Routes, lane guidance and spoken directions with street names all in Australian English. Currently in use by 65 Million people TomTom has been around in the mapping and GPS game for quite a while, starting out in PDA based GPS solutions before moving into their own all-in-one devices such as the TomTom Go.

The TomTom app which costs $51.99 at the moment for the Australian maps has a few limitations in that it doesn’t support a huge array of devices including the most popular Android devices here in Australia such as the Samsung Galaxy S II and III, HTC One X and of course the Nexus 7. The Verge clarified with TomTom who advised :

The apps support devices with Android 2.2 or higher, running at either 800 x 480 or 854 x 480 resolutions, but the company is “committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis.”

Despite the limitations on resolution, once you can get access to the app the list of features from the Google Play Store entry reads pretty well, however I don’t see one of my favourite features from when I used to use a TomTom for my GPS : The ability to upload celebrity voices, I mean who doesn’t want KITT or Darth Vader directing them to their destination?

  • 2D/3D driving view
  • Clear voice instructions
  • Fast route recalculation
  • Multi-stop routes
  • Eco Routes
  • Navigate to contacts
  • Millions of pre-installed POIs
  • Automatic music fading
  • Automatic day & night mode
  • Car symbols
  • Map colours

TomTom is also aware of the existance of fake apps on the Google Play Store and encourages people looking for the app to search for their country by checking that apps are from TomTom International BV. I don’t know if I can be encouraged to part with $50 for a navigation app when Google Navigation works so well for me at this stage but it’s nice to know the option is there, check it out in the Google Play Store here.

TomTom does the Robot: TomTom Navigation now on Android :

 
Source: Google Play, , and TheVerge.

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8 Comments on "TomTom for Android now available in Google Play Store -Probably not compatible with your phone"

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Bob
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My Galaxy SII (i9100) has a resolution of 800 x 480, so it would appear to be supported. Not that there’s a snowball’s chance in hell I am going to pony up AU$51.99 for this. How things have changed from the old Windows mobile days (ahh the imate Jasjar) when navigation apps cost hundreds of dollars…….and without lifetime updates.

PwnageHobo
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PwnageHobo

Your i9100 should have come with navigon, anyway. You just have to download 700MB(ish) of maps, and you’re golden.

Bob
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Unfortunately Samsung provided Navigon for Australian devices only – international variants such as mine miss out (and I couldn’t be bothered flashing a local ROM to get it)

sleek881
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sleek881

I have the international version with Navigon installed.

Stephen Reeves
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If I was ever planning to leave the 3G footprint, I’d definitely consider it, otherwise, free Google Navigation wins.

Tommy Wong
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wow no support for 720p?

some guy
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some guy

Yea.. no, I wouldn’t pay over $50 for an app when similar or better functionality exists on the market for free

HARVZ
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HARVZ

or just use google nav.

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