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When TomTom for Android first appeared a couple of months back, support was limited to a few devices with WVGA displays, a move which excluded many of the most popular handsets. Today the app has been updated to version 1.1, bringing with it support for more devices, including those with higher-resolution screens.

The new version also includes the ability to save map data to the SD card rather than the app storage partition, and a redesigned driving view, which TomTom says is designed to make key information clearer and easier to read.

As devices go, we can confirm the latest version supports the Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 LTE, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X+, RAZR i, Xperia T, RAZR/RAZR MAXX, Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X and One S, among others. TomTom says that more than 200 devices are now compatible with the app. Tablet support still seems to be a non-starter in this version, however, as the app refused to install on our Nexus 7 or various flavors of Galaxy Tab.

The update is live now on Google Play. Prices vary depending on where you live and which region you're buying, but typically each pack will set you back around £30 or $50.

Source: Google Play, Engadget

 
There are 13 comments

geoff5093 says:

I always love TomTom's dedicated GPS units, but I just can't justify spending $38 for an app...

Cubfan says:

So silly. I guess there may be some who think that Google Navigation stinks, but I don't know any of those people.

Jamma3 says:

Try leaving the country you live in and use google map$. Then you see why people love TomTom.

zhecht says:

Google Nav still can't plan a route without a data connection.

Bruh-Man says:

For the MAJORITY of Android users in the U.S. Google Maps works just fine. Paying such a price Tom-Tom is probably why we keep having these Fiscal Cliff, Deficit, and Pork Barrel spending discussions. Ridiculous!!

shadofall says:

one benefit is once installed it doesnt NEED you data plan. sure google nav doesnt use much data, but if your find your self in a crunch every bit saved counts.

also google nav wont do you much good if you find your self with out any sort of signal and didnt offline maps..

there will always be benefits to a proper offline nav system (even if its a map in the glove box).. but i do think tomtom was a little late to the party on android platforms and it showing in the slow development speed of this app.

mwara244 says:

Even if you thought Google maps and with Nav stinks it's still a better price point than 38$, ios was paying some ridiculous price like $50 or more when it cam out.
Still can't see them making any money unless you are brand new to an android device and have never seen or heard of it. With Gmaps and Nav also rerouting when roads are closed and rush hour traffic, I don't think anything beats it out and for free too

greyski says:

What is the dock in that pic??! And hrm, is that a mic I spy?

BMIC50 says:

My eyes were also drawn towards that dock and wondered the same thing...until I ventured onto their website. Pricey...http://www.tomtom.com/en_us/products/mobile-navigation/hands-free-car-ki...

I like Google maps but, living in Belgium, its not always practical. I am out of the country if I drive 1 hour in any direction and then roaming charges apply. I downloaded most of Belgium to the phone in any case but Google does not allow you to download maps on a country by country basis only on a square by square basis so I selected two 80Mbyte sized squares that cover the majority of Belgium....

Like previous poster say - probably not so good for US but for EU its a better value proposition.

nctrnl says:

Is it really lacking a coordinate search as someone states in the Play Store reviews? It sucks to have 15 minutes to try out GPS related apps. You won't even get your heart going, not even a mouse on a wheel.

I'd like to have offline maps, but coordinates are a big deal for me because sometimes your destination may be off the path or lack an address. Most of us have an SMS plugin or use Inserty to send coordinates to others, but if I couldn't use this after receiving coordinates from someone, it would render that capability pointless.

So how much for live traffic. Cant see it listed, it just says available from in app purchase.

tcmean says:

Where can I get the car holder like the one in the photo above?