First, the good news: There is now a full-featured TomTom navigation Android app. It features live traffic data, multi-stop routing, and a gorgeous interface. But there is a bit of bad news, too. In fact it’s rather funny in a sad way: The app is not compatible with recent flagship devices including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and Galaxy Note.
The app looks lovely. The maps and navigation closely mirror the experience found on TomTom’s own hardware. And that’s a great. TomTom has long had one of the most user-friendly personal navigation devices on the market.
The app is available now and costs around $50 for most regions. The US and Canadian version also requires 2.3GB of local storage space. So in case you’re disappointing with Google Map’s built-in turn by turn navigation, TomTom now has an expensive solution — that is, as long as you don’t have a popular phone.
Apparently the app is limited by resolution, thus currently excluding high-resolution Android devices. The company is working on releasing a more compatible solution but for the near future, this app will not work with the aforementioned devices as well as the Nexus 7 tablet.
TomTom is a digital mapping and routing company that focuses on car navigation. We aim to gain competitive advantage through superior products, a leading brand and a flexible production structure. We deliver Better Maps through a combination of our high quality map data base that is continuously kept up to date through input from our extensive fleet of surveying vehicles and our large community of users. We deliver Better Routing through the worldâ€™s largest historical speed profile data base...