Ah, something nice to wake up to this morning. The TomTom Android app is now live in Google Play, with versions available for a wide range of countries and regions including the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa.
Unfortunately for me, the app doesn’t seem to support Jelly Bean (Android 4.1); the market page says it requires Android versions 2.2 and up. EDIT: Slashgear is reporting that this is a screen resolution issue and that the Nexus 7 and Galaxy S III are also incompatible. EDIT: From the news release:
Screen resolution: 800×480 or 854×480, we are committed to supporting higher resolutions on an ongoing basis
Pricing is apparently reduced with introductory costs starting at $37.99 for the US.
The app requires 2.2 GB of storage (EDIT: For the US edition). Maps are on-board and free updates are offered four times per year.
It appears that HD traffic is included (as opposed to being an in-app purchase), but I haven’t been able to verify that. EDIT: According to this Euro-centric news release HD traffic and safety cameras are in-app purchases.
We may see more information later today at http://android.tomtom.com but that page wasn’t live at post time.
If you try it out, let us know what you think.
UPDATE: I just got this from a TomTom PR rep…
I can confirm that some fake apps have, unfortunately, been uploaded to the Play store. Genuine TomTom apps will always have ‘TomTom International BV’ as the developer name. Apps with any other developer name are not legitimate and should be avoided. If you have bought one of these fake apps you need to get a refund through Google.
We’re currently taking action to have these fake apps removed as soon as possible.