October 26, 2014

TomTom to launch Android application this summer - again


If you are a big fan of GPS applications, then I am sure you are familiar with TomTom. TomTom is one of the leading applications and it’s been around for a long time – but it’s still not available for Android, yet is for iOS. Back in 2009, TomTom made it clear that they are not ignoring Android, and they will also bring an application for it, but it’s been two years… and still no sign of it.

TomTom’s co-founder confirmed with Pocket-Lint that ‘they’re still working on an Android application, and that it would “likely come sometime this summer”. I am still trying to think what’s stopping them, because they said the same thing last year as well and here we are, but now it’s too late for TomTom.

TomTom Premium version retails around $50 at the Apple Store, which brings the navigation and other features to the device. In the meantime, Google also launched the latest version of Google Maps, and it will be offering free navigation without internet connection in future, so I don’t think so people will pay a big chunk of change for TomTom Navigation when they will be getting it for free from Google.

Anyway, to compete with Google Maps, TomTom will have to come up with something Google isn’t offering, right? Tell us what do you think about it in the comment box below.

Source: Pocket-Lint