TomTom for Android in the works, coming this summer
0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:11
TomTom is one of the apps that only iOS users get to enjoy, but that is bound to change in the near future. That is because an Android version is currently in the works. Word comes from Peter-Frans Pauwels – co-founder of the company, who revealed the news during a talk with...
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1. LostInTheRed posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:24 2
"Since it will likely cost about as much as the Android version..."
I think you mean iOS version. Also $60 for something that I get free? No.
14. LostInTheRed posted on 06 Jun 2012, 13:59 0
It's cool. Some people may have gotten confused. Nice on the quick fix!
17. stealthd posted on 06 Jun 2012, 15:30 0
You don't get the same thing for free. Google Navigation requires an Internet connection at some point, either during navigation or beforehand (caching). Tomtom stores all the maps locally so it can work 100% without a data connection. Most people will still opt for the free option, but they still are not the same.
3. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:39 3
tomtom has its place on iOS since apple has crap navigation.
but why the heck would anyone buy tomtom when g-maps does all that for free? especially if it retains the $60 tag. If it did the whole world in offline mode, that might have use for some people, but still..
4. DroogV59 posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:50 1
Naw, this makes sense. Sort of. Way too many android users don`t even know that their device already has turn by turn nav built in. TomTom can rope in these suckers for 60 bucks, whereas the fruit people are gonna market the hell out iMap, killing TomTom`s iphone business.
9. taco50 (banned) posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:54 0
Haha that's funny but in a way it's true. There are a lot of android users who have no clue what their phone does.
Navigation for $60 bucks will be a hard sell on android.
5. PhoneLuver posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:57 0
The main reason would be offline navigation. Surprisingly there are still quite a few places in the world that don't have network coverage. Additionally, when roaming data charges can be astronomically high, so it's best to have area specific maps.
6. theoak posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:09 0
The TomTom version may have additional features like lane assist, traffic updates and the ability to work offline with just GPS (and hence not using up your data plan).
As already noted though, not sure if it is worth $60 when Google maps gives you A LOT for free.
7. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:25 0
not sure what lane assist is, but GMaps has had live traffic updates for years, it has offline mode if you preset your trip (it will DL the whole trip and some extras), and a lot more.
8. theoak posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:13 0
Oh cool ... never knew it could download the trip. Will need to play with that more.
Lane assist is essentially for multi-lane roads, lane assist tells you which lane you need to be in for your exit or turn.
10. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:55 0
oh like "get into the right lane, your turn is coming up in a mile"? thats cool. that will probably in the next version of Gmaps just because you mentioned it.. lol
13. KingKurogiii posted on 06 Jun 2012, 13:57 0
TomTom offers a few things that Google Maps doesn't. my dad has to use TomTom for his job because it can navigate routes purely for trucks to avoid things like low bridges and what not.
11. jaytai0106 posted on 06 Jun 2012, 11:17 0
Is it me or I am very mind bottling right now by this. Why does Android needs TomTom app??
12. cncrim posted on 06 Jun 2012, 12:06 0
For those keep asking why need gps app when u have google navigation 1. Alot people today don't have luxury of unlimited data and google maps do eat up data plan quick with all that image 2. Data service is not as reliable as gps, special u r in not coverage 3. on board gps is very good for commercial.
15. QWIKSTRIKE posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:02 0
Id buy it for lifetime 25.00 only and must be usable offline