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TomTom Android app updated now supports high resolutions


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 4 Dec 2012

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TomTom's Android app finally supports premiums Android handsets. The v1.1 update, released today, adds support for screen resolutions up to 1280 x 800 which means owners of premium handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTX One X and Google Nexus 4 can now run the app.

Other updates include a better download manager, map data is now stored on SD card (where available) and improved postcode entry. Features such as IQ Routes and Lifetime Map updates are included in the app purchase and HD Traffic is available as a premium subscription service.

The update also means that 7" tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 also now support the app.

Source: Google Play



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Posted by mz500r on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 pm Reply with quote

shame it does not work on (my razr I) just cycles on and off till i switch the phone off Sad


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Posted by A13x on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:41 pm Reply with quote

I tested it today and its not that bad, as a first release for hi-res. Still a long way to go to make it as fluid and as good as the iphone version. I can see myself using this version. The version before it on a hi-res screen was just too laggy and slow but this one is fine


 
Posted by IanS100 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:22 pm Reply with quote

I don't think it supports the Nexus 7, or at least officially, because I cannot update mine via Google Play. I also noticed that the app is now copy protected making it difficult to back-up & sideload to another device.

I don't know if it's possible to move the apk file still because the only one I can see is the original v1 from November. Maybe an uninstall & full download would produce one?


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Posted by JaTe on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:25 am Reply with quote

IanS100 Wrote:
I don't think it supports the Nexus 7, or at least officially, because I cannot update mine via Google Play.


Same thing for me and I made comment on Darren's original post about a 7" Tablet being the perfect SatNav and he commented on there that he has the same problem also, but that he would make enquiries into the situation.

Hopefully there will be some news in the near future.


John.

 
Posted by Darren on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:45 am Reply with quote

I have asked TomTom and they're looking into this issue. 1200 x 800 is supported and the Nexus 7, and other 7" tablets, should be supported. As soon as I have more information I'll post an update in this thread.


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Posted by JaTe on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:02 am Reply with quote

Thanks Darren - Have just posted a similar question on the TT forum as there was a discussion running. Will make for interesting reading to see how they respond to the question on their own site.


John.

 
Posted by DennisN on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:00 am Reply with quote

JaTe Wrote:
Thanks Darren - Have just posted a similar question on the TT forum as there was a discussion running. Will make for interesting reading to see how they respond to the question on their own site.

Don't hold your breath - that's a discussions site, not an answers site!


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Posted by JaTe on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:48 pm Reply with quote

Couldn't agree more Dennis but that is where Ditte from the staff made an announcement on the release, so I saw it as reasonable to bounce it back at him


John.

 
Posted by Darren on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:52 pm Reply with quote

TomTom have confirmed that this is a Google Play issue which they are investigating. It does support Nexus 7 and other similar 7" tablets. They are trying to figure out why this issue is occurring.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by JaTe on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:40 pm Reply with quote

DennisN Wrote:
JaTe Wrote:
Thanks Darren - Have just posted a similar question on the TT forum as there was a discussion running. Will make for interesting reading to see how they respond to the question on their own site.

Don't hold your breath - that's a discussions site, not an answers site!


Glad I only had to hold my breath for 2 hours then Dennis. The response was: "Nexus 7 compatibility is something we're looking into at the moment - version 1.1 is supposed to be compatible. Kenneth"

Darren must have got his info update an hour or so before TT posted to their forum, so here's hoping.


John.

 
Posted by DennisN on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:21 pm Reply with quote

JaTe Wrote:
Couldn't agree more Dennis but that is where Ditte from the staff made an announcement on the release, so I saw it as reasonable to bounce it back at him

Just to save future embarassment, Ditte is a her not a him. She and Kenneth usually post that "We/our technicians are looking into it and we'll keep you posted. Thank you for your feedback." - I think you'll find this is one such post. Twisted Evil


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