TomTom will land on Android in October
TomTom, the renowned manufacturer of GPS points to Android, a market with 400 million potential customers that continues to grow exponentially every day. The software will be shown during the IFA 2012 and is expected to be released in October, including the best features of GPS-based navigation tomtom has to date.
The application will since its release with map updates for life, determination of the best possible routes (based on artificial intelligence algorithms), guidelines and vocalization of the names of streets and avenues. Also offered as additional packages (with cost) traffic information and downloadable safety camera from the same application.
“Our goal is to make the content and services available to TomTom as many devices and platforms that we can” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom. “Bring the TomTom navigation for Android smartphones is a significant milestone for us,” he added.
The full list of features that include TomTom version for Android are:
- World Class Sailing – The latest maps available worldwide navigable offline
- Free updates for life – ensuring the most recent maps and the best routes.
- Smart Routes – more reliable arrival times at any time of day.
- Advanced guide lines – gives the driver extra clarity when driving through intersections complicated.
- Vocalization of street names – yet ago crossings easier to take.
- Views 2D / 3D – The best view for a better ride.
- TomTom HD Traffic – the quickest way to avoid traffic
- TomTom Speed Cameras – save money by avoiding fines and safe driving real-time alerts of speed cameras.
Of course, not the first foray into the Android ecosystem TomTom as they had done with their application ‘Places’ (places) that allows you to find the sites you have around (restaurants, hotels, shops, etc.) based on our location current (similar to allowing Foursquare, Google Maps or other similar applications). In this way, TomTom enters into direct competition with Google Maps (which gives users free of charge), with Waze (also free but requires data connection) and other similar applications.
Pricing and availability “will be announced closer to their release date” as indicated by TomTom.
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