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TomTom for Android lands in Google Play store
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I guess ................. Embarassed Embarassed

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does seem absolutely barmy if it is the case that all the current creme of the crop handsets are not compatible.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lifetime maps included, but

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HD Traffic
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Available via in-app purchase.
I wonder how much that will be?

Does anyone know the "full" price, and when the Introductory Offer will end?

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For a limited time, drive off at this introductory price

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
It does seem absolutely barmy if it is the case that all the current creme of the crop handsets are not compatible.

Since when has being barmy put off Tom Tom doing things?

But hey I am biased as can be seen from my signature
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: ! Reply with quote

'Finally released but looks like it's not compatible with your phone or
all the most recent high end phones. I really don't think they get
it!'

As my son says...they just don't get it....watch a bunch of plebs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samsul wrote:
Does not support Galaxy Note.
Unbelievable! If ever there was a phone designed for sat nav (large, high quality screen; fast processor; lots of memory) it's the Note.

What a bizarre design decision by TomTom. They really have lost the plot.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purchased and downloaded with no major problems.
Traffic subscription purchased 26.99 for 12 months.

I do like the interface and menus much better than Copilot.
And the ability to interogate the traffic information.

Custom POI all work as well, just wish you could edit / add them within the app.

Lets see how it copes with Friday morning rush hour Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Itineraries included???

Somehow I doubt it, and that makes it useless for many users - me included Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just checked and the app is currently incompatible with the Nexus 7 tablet which is a shame.

I would really love a version for the 7" tablet sized screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madgee wrote:
If TomTom doesn't make this relaease for my HTC One S then, after many loyal years, I am switching to Sygic on Android.

The Sygic app uses Tomtom's maps and more importantly, has just implemented HD Traffic.

So it may well be bye bye Tomtom, you need a massive reality check.

http://www.sygic.com/en/android


Thanks for that Tip Madgee, hopefully I can delete CoPilot which just confuses me.

Kev.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen it reported elsewhere that support for larger screens will be available before the end of the year (but they don't say which year...)

It currently works well on my HTC Desire HD but it looks like I may have to revert to Co-Pilot temporarily when the Note 2 arrives.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Foul play? Reply with quote

This lack of HD support seems quite suspicious to me...

Let's think about this for a minute:
Apple has been driving TomTom sales on iOS, and it's been very lucrative to both companies.

Apple has purchased TomTom data for their frankenmap creations (see what I did there?).
I wouldn't think it far-fetched to suggest that Apple may have perhaps "suggested" to TomTom that delay the high res support, so as not to loose out on iPhone5 sales - especially in the midst of this snafu iOS mapping.

Don't forget that loosing an iPhone5 sale also means loosing the 30% income from future App sales within the iOS ecosystem, as well as all the possible media sales. I remember reading somewhere that although Apple has less users than Android, the Apple users spend more - so they should be more valuable as individual customers to Apple.

For what it's worth, TomTom has stated that they will support the likes of the S3 by year-end.

Me, I'm in a bit of a pickle, as I was hoping to sell or pass on my TT750 and rely fully on the S3.
My TT750 LIVE services run out this month and I don't want to pay for another year of LIVE updates - especially if the map updates cost more than the full Android version of TT which has free perpetual maps...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomtom come late to the party and don't even bring anything worth drinking!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To further add to my suspicions, I just read this in a comment on a cnet review:

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Also, if you buy for a low res rooted device with the same google play acct, you can copy & sideload the apk onto hires devices and the license will work.

I'm running on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and love it.


Not tried it yet (oh why did I give away my old HTC Desire to my mum?), but will do as soon as I get hold of the phone.

We'll see if it works fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the TomTom FAQ page...

The TomTom Navigation app for Android is compatible with Android smartphones (Android version 2.2 or higher) with the following screen resolutions:

WVGA (800 x 480)
FWVGA (854 x 480)
We are committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis.

The app requires 215 MB to 3,7 GB of free space, depending on the app and the associated map.


So basically, older phones... I've been waiting for TomTom so guess I'm stuck with CoPilot for the time being as my S3 is higher resolution (along with several colleagues who have them and the HTC One X etc... and the one person currently running copilot on his tablet mounted in the car who was looking forward to TomTom...)

Personally, I think TomTom have goofed big time with this as the current high end phones with higher screen resolutions are proving popular and should have been supported in the first release
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