Navigate The Streets With TomTom's New Android Navigation App

By Jon Partridge on at

So you have an Android device, and Google Maps isn't quite cutting it? Not up to your standard, eh? Well, check it out, the GPS dudes over at TomTom have devised a new navigation for Android, and it's available to check out at IFA today!

Much like the iOS app, TomTom are incorporating their ace navigation, map and traffic technologies into a neat little Android app, complete with IQ routes and HD traffic, which will let people find their destination a little easier. The app is set for release in October 2012.

“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.”

News of the new app follows the recent release of the TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphones, which allows users to charge their phone and mount it in clear view. An in-built speaker then yells out directions out at you so you know exactly when to turn, and it's also pretty nifty for calls too. More details, pricing and availability regarding the new app with be revealed closer to the application launch.