TomTom Navigates Its Way Onto Android


TomTom has confirmed that it will launch a dedicated Android version of its smartphone GPS software in October and will be demonstrating it today at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. The app will have on-board maps as well as intelligent routing and traffic alerts along with other features typically found in smartphone GPS or high-end standalone units. TomTom already provides some of its code to particular Android installations, but in releasing a paid Android app, it’s placing itself in direct competition with Google’s own free mapping solutions, which are built into the mobile OS. Read the full story at Fast Company.

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