16-03-2012 10:53 AM
I wont be waiting thats for sure! I have just bought CoPilot SUPERB sums their incredible product up in one word! It has ALL the features of TomTom and at the price I was asked to pay it makes my former symbian TomTom product look like a total rip off at £80 plus!
17-03-2012 02:03 AM
Agreed CoPilot is not bad but its GUI is NOT as good as Tomtom.
It wont bring up camera locations without a route being input
it wont do mobile Camera points
And although I have a Galaxy Tab why should I run a second application for that purpose i.e. pocketgpsworld cameralert.
I like many other Old Tomtom users want our much liked GUI of Tomtom and one application that does everything.
I just cannot understand why they are not jumping in to the "Android World" by the figures I posted in earlier posts it proves they could do with the business, unless there is some truth that Apple are behind it and threatening to block Tomtom from iPhones etc unless they do not make it for Android
17-03-2012 06:54 PM
That could be true of Apple. It sounds like something that Apple would do or is capable of doing. But that was the case then it does not say much for what TomTom does meaning that it can be buyed by a company like Apple.
17-03-2012 09:14 PM
who is the biggest seller of Android Phones & Tablets Samsung
Who has Apple got a on going fight over how their android stuff looks so much like iPhones Samsung
Android is beating iphones in to second place sales wise how to stop them ? make one of the most liked nav programs unavailable
19-03-2012 11:34 AM - edited 19-03-2012 11:36 AM
After using CoPilot extensively this the weekend.
I am not sure I can agree with all you say, GUI is a very personal thing, I find Co Pilots interface very simple customisable and I certainly prefer it to the non existent TomTom Android variant!
I also LOVE CoPilot licensing, it seems CoPilot is licensed to the user NOT an individual device!! so I now have Co Pilot on my personal Phone my Business Phone AND my 10” Tablet which makes a great GPS device when mounted off my windscreen especially when in busy towns where the small screen devices including the TomToms fail so badly!
In all the years I had my TomTom I never once received a warning for a mobile camera so I am missing out on nothing there.
Pre Viewing Cameras?
As for showing not showing cameras until you input a route, unless the user is a road racer (and by default a danger to other road users) why would anyone want to know where a safety camera is located, unless your actually driving by one? I use GPS to give me the best route, not the one with the least cameras I think that defeats the object of GPS but that is just my opinion.
Not Jumping into Android?
I think I have an idea why I dont think its all about volume sales, I belive its about about compatibility with Apple IOS TomTom only has to work flawlessly with one set of Hardware and one reasonably stable OS (Nirvana for any sw developer) Android HW is diverse (it can make quite a difference too how SW runs) and the OS environment is fragmented “Vanilla” Android is far from the norm customised UI’s are.
I believe all that has a good deal to do with why TomTom when for what was back then THE benchmark for SmartPhones iPhone (I don’t like em but they sell loads and for the most part they do work right out of the box!)
If TomTom have decided to ignore Android for so long it’s for a reason, an exclusive with Apple may be the reason it makes sense to me however If TomTom made its products available on Android, of course I would take a look but they would have to be licensed as sensibly as CoPilot is and offer some very clear advantages over CoPilot before I would be prepared to part with any money for them now.
19-03-2012 12:21 PM
Sorry if your not worried about speed / safety Cameras you must drive really slowly and be a boring driver.
I have been driving for 46 years and since the second half of my working life before becoming disabled (due to the first half) I drove Trucks for a living at one stage then became a transport manager so I think I speak for most "Professional Drivers" in saying that Tomtom's ability to show the mobile cameras helps to even up the odds for "Professional Drivers".
As for your comments about Android sorry but your either living in the last century or you have ignored all the previous posts and links that prove that Android is now the biggest OS for new phones beating Apple in to second place and of the Android makers Samsung who have a dispute on going with Apple the biggest of those.
Strike's me your a more money than sense Apple user secure in the knowledge that if you paid out more money for your iPad then its got to be better than My Galaxy Tab sorry but your wrong IMHO.
19-03-2012 01:34 PM
19-03-2012 02:42 PM