I remember when TomTom first released GPS devices to the Australian market. I had one, and I loved it. When I first got a smartphone that had GPS built in, I wished that I could have TomTom on there too, but sadly it took a little while. Eventually, TomTom released their navigator software for the iPhone, but we in Android land have been waiting for quite a bit longer.
Fortunately Google Maps has had a fairly usable navigation feature on Android for quite a while, but the other alternatives haven’t been great. I’ve made do with Sygic but it hasn’t been the best — it’s slow, clunky to use and.. well.. it’s not as easy as a TomTom.
Well, wait no more Android, TomTom is coming, and soon. TomTom hasn’t been cheap on other platforms – the iOS version goes for around $60 in the US, which is quite a bit more than the alternatives, considering that Google Navigation is free (though, not available for iOS) and other GPS solutions are available for less.
Overnight at IFA, TomTom previewed TomTom for Android and they couldn’t be more excited about bringing it to our devices.
“We aim to make TomTom content and services available to as many devices and platforms as we can,” says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom. “Bringing TomTom navigation to Android smartphones is, therefore, a significant milestone for us.”
.. and for us too, Corinne, for us too.