TomTom App Finally Comes To Android Devices, HTC One X, Galaxy S III and Nexus Can’t Play
"TomTom has a history of making great navigation applications. Our existing iPhone app gets fantastic customer feedback and regularly wins awards," said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director TomTom Consumer. "Today, we are bringing this world-class navigation experience to millions of Android smartphone users for the first time."
Well, most of them, anyway. The $38 app (for U.S. maps) isn't yet compatible with some of the more popular Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, Nexus 7 tablet, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Note. Specifically, the app requires the use of Android 2.2 or later (no big deal) on devices running either an 800x480 or 854x480 resolution (potential deal killer). TomTom did say, however, that it's "committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis," so hopefully wider support is forthcoming.
For those that can use the app, TomTom Navigation provides free lifetime map updates, an off-line mode, IQ routes, speed cameras, spoken street names, and other goodies.