TomTom Inconsistently Comes to Android

This week, TomTom rolled out its popular offline navigation apps to Android devices. But based on the reports we’re seeing, not all Android devices are compatible. According to The Verge, the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, HTC One X, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note are presently incompatible with the apps. For now, TomTom says the …   Read More

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This week, TomTom rolled out its popular offline navigation apps to Android devices.

But based on the reports we’re seeing, not all Android devices are compatible. According to The Verge, the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, HTC One X, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note are presently incompatible with the apps.

For now, TomTom says the apps support devices with Android 2.2 or higher, running at either 800 x 480 or 854 x 480 resolutions.

A rep for TomTom says the company remains “committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis.”

TomTom also notes that there are some “fake apps” that have been uploaded to the Google Play store, and asks users to be vigilant: official TomTom apps will always have TomTom International BV as the developer.

Despite a few glitches in the process, the popular navigation app is at least available finally for Android, with offline driving directions, 2D/3D views, and even voice guidance.

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  1. iPhone app developer

    Since the map app released by TomTom is not supporting some of the majorly used Android smart phones, they are loosing a big amount of audience. They need to fix their map's resolution compatibility for higher android models if they want their app a good number of users.

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