TomTom for Android finally released with a catch

October 4, 2012
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TomTom has finally brought its popular navigation service to Android users everywhere. Well, maybe not everywhere, as the app is only compatible with screen resolutions up to WVGA. SlashGear noticed that the app is not compatible with many of the newer devices such as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Galaxy S III.

For those who can use the app, it looks like it's pretty full of features. It has offline driving directions, 2D/3D maps, updated mapping for the life of the app, and voice guidance. These are the same features that users expect from a standalone GPS unit, so it's good to see them implemented into the mobile app.

The app is currently available in North America, Europe, UK & Ireland, and other geographical versions. All maps are stored locally, so the app is massive. For example, the US and Canada version comes in at a whopping 2.3GB. Obviously, you will need some serious space to store it, but as long as you have it, you will be able to get directions even in places your device has no cellular signal.

The app also comes with life traffic data, which is quite helpful for avoiding your problem areas on your commute. There is also multistop routing, so you can hit up your favorite burger joint on your way to your destination without getting lost. The app also supports TomTom's database of POIs. The app is on Google Play for $49.99 for the US and Canada version, £30.99 for for the UK app, and £49.99 for the full Europe maps.


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  • http://profiles.google.com/gwingzero Gilbert Gonzalez

    Why would anyone pay 50 bucks when Google Maps is free on ALL Android devices? SMH

    • http://twitter.com/shubzinator I AM SHUBZ!

      Google Maps isn’t as good as a proper Navigation app/device. TomTom even tells you which lane to get in an what time etc. Makes life simple.

    • http://twitter.com/shubzinator I AM SHUBZ!

      Plus if you give it time there will be an APK for the app floating about on the Internet somewhere. Free obviously.

      • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

        Piracy is not the answer to an expensive app. If you don’t like the price, use an alternative product.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Why it only works on WVGA…. #SMH too

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Why it only works on WVGA…. #SMH too

  • http://profiles.google.com/gwingzero Gilbert Gonzalez

    Why would anyone pay 50 bucks when Google Maps is free on ALL Android devices? SMH

  • Rocco

    Works on the galaxy nexus.. installed the European version flawless

  • Rocco

    Works on the galaxy nexus.. installed the European version flawless