TomTom Navigation Launching On Select Android Devices

Fans of TomTom have not had an the option of utilizing the company’s navigation capabilities, that is of course until now. TomTom has just launched its popular navigation service for Android on Google Play, bringing stand-alone offline navigation for many territories around the world.

Despite Google Maps navigation being serviceable and free, many have issued complaints recently that the service hasn’t been as accurate as it previously has. Unlike the Google Maps navigation, TomTom’s app doesn’t require a data connection to work, instead storing all the relevant data on your device. In addition, the map data utilizes TomTom’s detailed and accurate infomration. Each Map is priced at around $50 per territory (or 31-£50 in the UK). The app delivers a ton of features, including turn-by-turn directions in multiple languages, TomTom’s “HD traffic” overlay, a 3D driving view, and “fast” on-device route calculation.

Despite the solid feature set of the new TomTom app, a number of flagship Android devices are not compatible. As of now, the HTC One X and One S, Google’s Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Sony’s Xperia S are all unable to run the app. Interesingly enough, the newly released Galaxy Note 2 is compatible. Tomtom has currently listed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Sony Xperia P and Xperia U as compatible. TomTom has stated it will continue to adapt the app to new devices.

Check out the source link below for the app in the Google Play market.

Google Play – TomTom App via Android Central

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