TomTom Navigation for Android is Released (With a Slight Hitch)

By Jon Partridge on at

Looks like TomTom has delivered on its October promise for the company's Navigation app for Android, which features offline driving directions, 2D/3D views, voice guidance and updates for the lifetime of the software. Sounds spiffy, but there might be a slight catch. You might not be able to even use the app at all.

Navigation for Android has a little bit of a compatibility issue right now, as TomTom has built the app to suit screen resolutions of only up to WVGA, meaning Google Play gives an error that says the app is incompatible with many recent devices such as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and even the mega-popular Galaxy S III, meaning you won't be able to use the handy app at all.

Fingers crossed that gets changed soon, as it sounds like a reasonable fix, and the app sounds like it would suit many Android-toting drivers. Alongside the traffic data, the app also has support for multi-stop routing, fading down music for spoken instructions and support for TomTom Places and POIs.

Another thing to keep in mind is that since all the map data is stored on your phone, you'll need to have a fair amount of space free, as the UK and Ireland data weighs in at 367MB, whilst over the pond, the US & Canada edition eats up 2.3GB of space. Pricing-wise, TomTom Navigation for Android will cost £30.99 for UK and Ireland, whilst the whole of Europe costs £49.99. [@PaulOBrien via SlashGear]