TomTom navigation app & services coming to Android this October

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A popular navigation services provider, TomTom, has announced that they are previewing a navigation application for Android platform at IFA 2012. The Android application will incorporate with TomTom navigation, map and HD traffic details, IQ Routing with the fastest routes and the most accurate arrival times. The application is set for release in October 2012.

The Managing Director, Corinne Vigreux expressed their desire to bring TomTom content and services to even more devices and platforms

“We aim to make TomTom content and services available to as many devices and platforms as we can,” says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom. “Bringing TomTom navigation to Android smartphones is, therefore, a significant milestone for us.”

“TomTom Places” is an app to see nearby shops, restaurants and places to visit on a map or a list. That’s already available on Android Market.

Well, is that a push back to Google’s own navigation services and apps? Google’s own system is also well working on Android devices that’s also at no cost while TomTom is yet to announce the pricing detail near to the launch as well as the availability details will also be announced officially.

Key Features

  • World-class navigation – The latest, most accurate TomTom maps available – with no need for a mobile signal or data plan.
  • Lifetime maps – Free updates that ensure access to the latest maps and fastest routes.
  • IQ Routes – Arrival times that drivers can rely on – at all times of day.
  • Advanced lane guidance – Gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.
  • Spoken street names – Makes turnings even clearer.
  • 2D / 3D driving view – The clearest display for the safest driving.
  • TomTom HD Traffic – Available as an in-app purchase. It’s the quickest way through traffic. Proven.
  • TomTom Speed Cameras – Available as an in-app purchase. Save money and drive safely with real-time mobile and fixed camera alerts.

 

[source: BusinessWire]
[via: TheVerge]

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