TomTom has announced the availability of its navigation app for Southern Africa on Google’s Android mobile operating system.
Last month, Android users got their first glimpse of TomTom’s new app at its preview during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
TomTom said that the app is available at a special introductory price, and has the following key features:
- Fully off-line and navigable map. With or without signal, high-resolution maps offer fast offline loading and routing. This avoids high data roaming charges when used abroad;
- Free lifetime maps. Users will receive four free map updates per year for the life of the app;
- IQ Routes;
- HD Traffic (in-app purchase). Live traffic updates;
- Speed Cameras (in-app purchase);
- TomTom Places;
- Multitasking support. Turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone;
- Android integration. Integrates easily with Android smartphone contacts;
- Advanced Lane Guidance;
- Spoken Street Names. Spoken instructions now include street names.
TomTom Navigation app for Android is available at a special introductory price of R377.76 from the Google Play store.
At the time of writing MyBroadband’s testing showed that the Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Sony Xperia Arc S, and HTC Desire were supported.
The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, and HTC Sensation did not appear to be supported.