TomTom Outs A $50 Android Navigation App, Forgets To Make It Compatible With Popular Phones

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.