TomTom Releases Android App, Incompatible With HD Devices

TomTom has released its satellite map application for Android phones, but it won’t work with popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Due to the software not supporting their higher screen resolutions, the TomTom app won't work on the Galaxy S3, HTC’s One X and new X+, Google's very own Nexus 7 tablet, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

TomTom said its app supports devices which are running Android 2.2 or higher at either feature 800 x 480 or 854 x 480 resolutions. That said, the firm stressed that it is "committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis."

"We aim to make TomTom content and services available to as many devices and platforms as we can," said Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s Managing Director. "Bringing TomTom navigation to Android smartphones is, therefore, a significant milestone for us."

The TomTom Android app has been priced at $50 (£30.99 for the UK). The app includes the latest maps from the company, which are stored offline; users don’t have to worry about losing a signal in the middle of their journey. The app also offers free quarterly map updates.

 

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  • Anonymous
    Who would buy this? I have a 5 year old TomTom One and would never buy a TomTom again. It doesn't even have streets that have existed in the Denver suburbs for 10-15 years. Actually whole sub-divisions. And it gives directions in yards - who uses yards other than football players?

    Not to mention Android already has Google Maps which is way ahead of anything TomTom would do.
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  • ttg_Avenged
    Loled when I saw the price.. 50$ for a APP? Riiiight.
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  • freggo
    noTomTomWho would buy this? I have a 5 year old TomTom One and would never buy a TomTom again. It doesn't even have streets that have existed in the Denver suburbs for 10-15 years. Actually whole sub-divisions. And it gives directions in yards - who uses yards other than football players?Not to mention Android already has Google Maps which is way ahead of anything TomTom would do.


    They are Dutch, and use meters in Europe. So they figured yards must be ok in the USA.
    Someone should tell 'em that we use feet and miles over here :-)
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