IFA 2012: TomTom for Android coming soon

IFA 2012: TomTom for Android coming soonWhat with all the new devices being launched at IFA (including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2), suckas act like they forgot about TomTom. Er, us being suckas.

TomTom has of course been available for the iPhone and iPad for a while, and the navigation peeps popped up in Berlin to preview TomTom for Android.

The TomTom Android app will apparently incorporate navigation, map, and traffic goodness. Good stuff.

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

A further statement adds: "TomTom's on-board maps, IQ Routes and HD Traffic will give Android users the freshest map, the fastest routes and the most accurate arrival times. The application is set for release in October 2012.”

More details on price and requirements for the TomTom Android app will follow in due course. The TomTom iOS app is £49.99, and is compatible with iDevices rocking iOS 4 or above. Just saying.

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Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 16:49

Well certainly won't be buying that, destined to be a name for Peter Kay to reminisce about in decade or two I would think.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 31, 2012 at 16:57

Finally, TomTom is rated #1 is US.
I think it's not that good for Europe. Navigon is European one to use.

Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 17:14

It's like being the #1 vhs cassette manufacturer just as everyone gets dvds though.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2012 at 18:13

I've just realised how good the Note 2 would be as a Sat-Nav...sorry, continue discussing whatever you were before I arrived.

Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 18:19

No better than the original I wouldn't think

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 12:32

No better than the original I wouldn't think
Bigger display, bigger battery. They'd both be great sat-navs though.

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 13:48

In use as a sat nav I'd definitely have it on charge.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 13:59

In use as a sat nav I'd definitely have it on charge.
Same, but in a pinch a bigger battery has to be better? And if the S3 is anything to go by, the Note 2 will have pretty good battery life.

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:09

True.

Wonder if in a few decades we'll be plugging our mobile devices into cars to give the car a few more yards range ;)

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