Android Auto & TomTom GO Navigation

Jürgen
Jürgen Community Managers, Administrators Posts: 7,200
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Following Google's announcement, we’d like to share that TomTom is participating in Google’s Early Access program for Android Auto. As early access partners, GO Navigation will release Android Auto functionality to beta testers by the end of this year. We will share more information as it becomes available.
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  • Frantz1966
    Frantz1966 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Seeker
    edited August 2020
    I'm looking forward to it 👍 👍

    Mod edit: Machine translated from French!
  • bwichers
    bwichers Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    I like to be a beta tester
  • schneidernet
    schneidernet Registered Users Posts: 269
    Exalted Navigator
    My experience is TomTom pushes these things to other than volunteers.
  • MvIperen
    MvIperen Registered Users Posts: 2
    New Seeker
    Can't wait...
    Would live to be a bèta tester, always used TomTom till I got a new car with Android Auto support
  • lneam
    lneam Registered Users Posts: 87
    Supreme Trailblazer
    Jürgen wrote: »
    Following Google's announcement, we’d like to share that TomTom is participating in Google’s Early Access program for Android Auto. As early access partners, GO Navigation will release Android Auto functionality to beta testers by the end of this year. We will share more information as it becomes available.

    Hi Jürgen,
    to skip all the misunderstanding, we are not talking about "mirrorlink" connection ?

    if we are talking about Android Auto, how we connect the device ?
    only with usb cable ? or we have also wi-fi abillity?
  • SinglePointSafety
    SinglePointSafety Registered Users Posts: 59
    Supreme Trailblazer
    Ineam, Android Auto is usually 'wired' ie the connection between the phone and infotainment system is via a USB cable.

    AA supports a wireless connection, but only the most recent vehicle head units support this (for example the MY2021 VAG cars) so most of us won't see it for a few years.

    This connection choice is nothing to do with whatever apps appear in AA's main screen - that's down to which apps are deemed compatible with AA, and for navigation at the moment I believe it's only Google navigation and Waze. If TT GO is added to the approved list, it will appear on the car's AA screen as an app, ie very similar to the interface on an Android phone.

    We can only hope that TT achieve rapid success with this endeavour and that the AA-compatible app has fewer bugs and downright fails than the current 'new' version.
  • lneam
    lneam Registered Users Posts: 87
    Supreme Trailblazer
    Ineam, Android Auto is usually 'wired' ie the connection between the phone and infotainment system is via a USB cable.

    AA supports a wireless connection, but only the most recent vehicle head units support this (for example the MY2021 VAG cars) so most of us won't see it for a few years.

    This connection choice is nothing to do with whatever apps appear in AA's main screen - that's down to which apps are deemed compatible with AA, and for navigation at the moment I believe it's only Google navigation and Waze. If TT GO is added to the approved list, it will appear on the car's AA screen as an app, ie very similar to the interface on an Android phone.

    We can only hope that TT achieve rapid success with this endeavour and that the AA-compatible app has fewer bugs and downright fails than the current 'new' version.

    i believe that technologies like android auto, mirrorlink, apple carplay, etc are a total disaster for the customers. Too many incompatibilities, and bugs. Only special versions of apps can play. When ? after some years tomtom is still beta !!!!

    I wish that all the car infotainment systems can support only one technology, the HDMI. No matter if it was with cable or inside the wifi protocol.
  • Partnair
    Partnair Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Seeker
    I also would like to be a betatester. I' m using TOMTOM from its day of birth. Currently the TOMTOM Go mobile app for Android.
  • wschlich
    wschlich Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Seeker
    Jürgen wrote: »
    As early access partners, GO Navigation will release Android Auto functionality to beta testers by the end of this year.

    I would also love to become a beta tester for TomTom GO on Android Auto :-)
  • walkerx
    walkerx Registered Users Posts: 333
    Supreme Navigator
    Hopefully will work with just the phone running AA and not actually be required to be connected to the car system.
  • Russo92
    Russo92 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Seeker
    I'd like to be a beta tester
  • jurjen74
    jurjen74 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Would love to beta test!
  • Waszko1980
    Waszko1980 Registered Users Posts: 42
    Renowned Trailblazer
    Ready to beta test TomTom! B)
  • Bramblestorm
    Bramblestorm Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Seeker
    I'd like to be a beta tester.
  • Tasarion
    Tasarion Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    Just started with Android Auto and being forced to using Waze or Google Maps isn't perfect at all. Looking forward to it and I would be happy to participate in beta testing as well.
  • CaptainB
    CaptainB Registered Users Posts: 8
    Master Explorer
    Happy to be a beta tester for the Android Auto App. Been with TomTom since Version 1 of the original phone app and would love to be able to get it on my car's infotainment screen again, as I did for a short while when it was a Jaguar InControl App.
  • ThomasKuijper
    ThomasKuijper Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Seeker
    Same here, i like the android version of the app. Is there a way to become a beta tester?
  • simpd002
    simpd002 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Seeker
    Can I become a Beta tester please
  • Bezulba
    Bezulba Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Seeker
    I'd love to become a beta tester too! Been a fan of Tom Tom since my bad bought it way back when it first came out but now i have little use for it since it doesn't support android auto.
  • MrRtTn
    MrRtTn Registered Users Posts: 8
    Apprentice Seeker
    I also really like to become a beta tester.
  • cerij101
    cerij101 Registered Users Posts: 5
    Master Explorer
    I'd like to be a beta tester too. Happy to record and submit all the bugs and issues I see.
  • SatIoMe
    SatIoMe Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Seeker
    edited October 2020
    Will it be available in all languages?

    Mod edit: Machine translated from Italian!
  • Ben120485
    Ben120485 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Seeker
    Is it possible to join the beta programme please? Would love to use TT on my car head unit
  • friggialberto23
    friggialberto23 Registered Users Posts: 2
    New Traveler
    Se vi serve un beta tester in italia....sono disponibile
  • intramanga
    intramanga Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Traveler
    Where can we sign up for beta tester ?
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