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TomTom Android App Finally… Works

When TomTom launched its android app several months ago there was only one issue with it… it didn’t work at most smartphones. It was compatible only with few devices still using WVGA displays (width of 480 pixels), so it didn’t work on  handsets like Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus or HTC One X. More over it didn’t support SD cards… Honestly I think that someone got fired at TomTom after bringing to market half-working product. Shame on you TomTom.

Does it work?

Finally, yesterday the app has been updated to version 1.1, and now it support higher resolution screens including Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X+, RAZR i, Xperia T, RAZR/RAZR MAXX, Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X and One S, among others.The new version also includes the ability to save map data to the SD card rather than the app storage partition.

Well of course one thing that certainly hasn’t changed is the price — if you want to travel across the USA and Canada TomTom android app is precisely $50 more costly than Google’s offline offering or Nokia Drive for Windows Phones.  For UK maps you have to pay £30.99 , and £49.99 for the full European maps.

Bravo TomTom…

Bravo. TomTom is the largest dedicated navi company on the world (not including Google) and it took them 2 months to make the app works with most popular devices… Congrats on marketing strategy. More over it is probably the most expensive product on the market. Well I just don’t even know what to say or how to comment it… I’m wordless.


source: Android Central

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Google Brings Indoor Maps To Germany And Will Soon Expand In Europe

Google announced that its indoor Maps are now available in Germany, giving people there the ability to easily find their way around airports, shopping centres and even museums. The service works for some time already in US and UK and according to Google, the indoor Maps availability in Germany solidifies its plan to “focus on our users in Europe,” where the overall coverage “will be expanded and fast.”

The maps will include airports in Munich and Cologne, popular department stores such as the Alster in Hamburg, KaDeWe in Berlin or Pollinger in Munich, many Saturn electronics markets (Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich), various arcade shopping centres, German Museum in Munich and the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. You can find a full list of places here.

source: Engadget

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