07-06-2012 12:15 AM - edited 07-06-2012 12:21 AM
I gave up on Tomtom some few months ago due to the missing Android version and invested in an in-dashboard radio/telephone/Garmin GPS system for my car (very nice to have automatic muting of the radio during spoken guidance) . I am happy to see that in a recent review in PC-Magazine, Garmin devices came out on top. Have also gained some experience with Google maps on a Galaxy I and a Transformer tab, and it is getting quite amazing. Fantastic for travelling. With offline maps it will be difficult for anyone else to compete.
Some months ago I would have invested in an Tomtom Android app if it was available, and upgraded my trusted Tomtom Go 910. But since you were sleeping when the train left the station, I now see very little reason to use money on Tomtom.
29-06-2012 10:04 PM
So now we see that there is going to be a potentially significant market for WIFI only 7" android tablets. Reports are that presales of the new Google Nexus 7 are significant. Without 3G/4G connectivity, these devices are useless for using them as an in-car navigation device with Google Navigation. But there is a decent user base interested in 7" devices for navigation.
Therefore, we have a huge opening for Garmin and TomTom to compete on Android - using devices without 3G / 4G connectivity where Google Navigation is useless. Provide some connected services like traffic, etc., if the device has a WIFI connection (from a MIFI in the car for example) and you've got a great navigation solution.
Time will tell whether TomTom will have the brains to take advantage of this opportunity or not.
29-06-2012 10:18 PM
forget it. there is no chance for tomtom to appear on android. they have been paid off by crapple to sit down and shut up. tomtom will end up as a map provider for cupertino funboys. sad but that it is what they choose
29-06-2012 11:49 PM