TomTom Android apps hit the Play Store… for £30.99

A whole heap of official TomTom satnav apps have launched on the Play Store today, with the renowned GPS maker releasing separate satnav app and map bundles for Europe, the USA, the UK, Australia, parts of Africa and, well, most of the world that’s got roads in it, to be honest.

The literally enormous sticking point is the price of the app, with the UK and Ireland version, for example, costing £30.99, and the other region’s apps ranging from £27 to around £40. Good luck with that, TomTom. We shall be checking the download numbers regularly.

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Looks pretty bloody good, though. If for some reason you’ve had a massive, personal falling out with Google’s built-in Navigation GPS feature, it might be a useful alternative.

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  1. Timbo

     /  October 4, 2012

    Lol. “Introductory Price”! Oh, and not compatible with Galaxy Nexus on Jelly Bean

    Reply
  2. See

     /  October 4, 2012

    Not compatible with Galaxy Note and Motorola Xoom. Shame.

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  3. Adrian68

     /  October 4, 2012

    Not compatible with my HTC One X, but is with my Desire HD. It does not appear to be ICS compatible from the looks of things…

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  4. Anton Gully

     /  October 4, 2012

    Can’t have been easy for Tom Tom and Garmin when Google basically gave away their main product for free. On the plus side at least noone needs to worry about someone breaking into their car to steal their dedicated GPS now.

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  5. MarkT

     /  October 5, 2012

    tomtom and garmin and other companies will become extinct soon. i never really liked using tomtom, as i’ve been so impressed by the google navigation app :)

    Reply
  6. Hans

     /  October 7, 2012

    These companies provide some of the most profitable apps on the platform. I’ve heard they make even more money on integrated devices, like jogging/ sports tracking equipment. So, I guess they won’t be extinct anytime soon.

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  7. Ploppy

     /  October 8, 2012

    Hmm.. ok, first up.. do they pull dickish stunts the way Garmin do? When my old HTC Desire died, and I bought an S3, I tried to install Garmin’s Navigon (theirs by dint of buying the company). It refused to run, saying it wasn’t licensed. I wasted ages trying to email and phone their “support” people.

    They eventually told me that I was not “allowed” to install it on my new phone, and they might *at their discretion* consider a one off transfer if I could post them a receipt from a repair shop- what?

    They suggested that my best course was to rebuy it for 40-odd quid. Thus, I am a little bit wary of spending money on something similarly expensive from another dinosaur GPS outfit..

    Oh yeah, looking at this Tomtom effort- it won’t run on my Galaxy S3 or my Nexus 7 – two clearly utterly obscure and obsolete devices.

    It seems like neither Garmin nor Tomtom are managing to cope terribly well with losing their pre-smartphone strangehold. QQ.

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