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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by foxahmed, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. foxahmed

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    Does anyone know if TomTom is available for the Android now? or they are planning to develop a compatible in the future?

    I liek the interface of the Tomtom when its navigating you around, or if you know somehtign out there that has the same interface?

    :)
     

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  2. GODMODE

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    I am unsure the processing power would be adequate for a pull blown GPS experience. I do know that tomtom has created an application for the iPhone, so one may never know - it would be on the way.

    Personally, I prefer Garmin :)
    Although.... I feel the GPs hardware in the G1 is not very good at all - it never really works in any situation I need it to - constantly relying on Wifi/GSM tower triangulation to estimate my position. Essentially useless.

    I do hope a fix is in the works.
     
  3. lkosova

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    If just looking to get from point a to point b???

    I have found google maps very accurate with the G1 with or without the GPS. I use the GPS to find my position then use google maps to get me where I am going and turn off the GPS.

    Larry
     
  4. cubby27

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    There has been a TomTom app for the PalmOS for some time. Works fine on the Treo and TX models. The processing power of the G1 should exceed those units.

    Turn-by-turn live navigation capability for Android seems inevitable.
     
  5. lkosova

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    I think the application "AndNav" is suppose to do this.

    Larry
     
  6. DarkTLRrider

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    I had Tomtom for the Treo and contacted their support. They replied that they have no plans at this time to release an android version. That was on Friday.
     
  7. Ageless Stranger

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    I am alpha testing AndNav2, and so far apart from a few annoying crashes (it recovers very well) and glitches, it seems a strong contender in the scatnav scene.
     
  8. tarski

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  9. GasBot

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    I can't stand the graphics used in AndNav. At least what's being shown. It looks all cartoonish. Nicholas really needs to hire a graphic designer.
     
  10. markinct

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    I agree that the graphics could use a little bit of a facelift... but the app is the underlying thing. I really want to see how well version 2 works.
     
  11. smoger

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    i had an HP Jornada circa 2002 that had turn by turn navigation, so yes the processing power should be fine.

    TomTom/Garmin/etc don't rely on Google maps. In fact, part of their income is based on sales of their updated (proprietary) map data, is it not?
     
  12. jokin

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    a bit late but my 2 cts:

    The licensing restrictions doesn't come from google, but from the map data providers. (teleatlas, navteq.. ) those are the ones that don't want that google maps can't be used for real time navigation, because they also sell the data to tom-tom, garmin, car manufacturers own navigation systems and all the gps device makers, and i think they charge a bit more, because every device has the full database on it.
     
  13. justjimjpc

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    Google Maps is definately using TeleAtlas data ... because I have already put in street corrections for google maps through TeleAtlas ... we will see how long that takes to get the Maps Data base updated for TeleAtlas and then Google Maps ...
     
  14. Tomcat7194

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    Andnav is definitely not quite there yet--the interface is confusing, and for some reason it no longer seems to support searching within the US (despite the fact that the graphic for searching by address is a street sign which says "New York").

    The whole thing smacks of an amateur project, too...the guy who created the app went on vacation last week and forgot to update the betas, so they expired and the whole thing was unusable until he got home and fixed them. Definitely needs more work/involvement from more people.
     
  15. xcyber

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    is there any news about tomtom to android phones? or is there any good alternative for tomtom in norway? with speed cameras etc..
     
  16. xcyber

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    Ok. since there is NOT any alternatives for android then google maps (that cost money to use). Im not going to buy any android-phone.

    going for HTC diamond 2 or xperia 1i (or xperia 2 soon)..

    byebye android :)
     
  17. RozzaC

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    Bye...I'm not gonna miss you...
     
  18. my05

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    Hi,

    Besides AndNav2 (which works quite good considering it is a free app) you also have "AnyNav" which is currently lacking in the GUI-department but that will hopefully change soon (??) and one other, commersial, alternative on the android market which i tried and which is really good (but also really expensive to use).

    As for cpu power... I still use my old Navman Pin 570 (WM 2003) which has a 266mhz arm cpu and i run SmartST and TomTom 6 on it without any problems at all. Considering that Android uses a faster CPU (528mhz underclocked to 326?) and an OS that plays in another division than WM, there should not really be any issues when it comes to that.

    regards

    Daniel
     
  19. DarkTLRrider

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    This is an old post TeleNav is the paid navigation for android. It can be a little buggy at times but and I still think Tomtom was better but Telenav works good for the most part. Best part is I don't have to carry a puck around to use the navigation. $10/month.

    Get TeleNav GPS Navigator for T-Mobile G1 Phone with Google!

    It does gas by price, weather, and search along route included in the price. Will find most businesses either by closest or along route well. Does not do offroad or mountain roads well and will not work without data signal.
     
  20. pauljriley

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    If your looking for a FULLY functioning SatNav application for your Android phone, it has to be ALK Technologies Copilot Live 8. This app is bursting with all the functions that you should be looking for in a SatNav app, but in the convenience of your mobile phone. What's more the version of CoPilot for the iPh*ne (version 7) is rubbish.

    I have now been using the application for the last five days and feel it's
     
  21. kabbie_mcfeely

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    Have you tried turning off wifi location ?

    I use GPS only and can get within 10 feet of where I am going.
     
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  23. Android Daniel

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    Waze is available for free to be used as a GPS for Android. The maps all user generated which means its largely incomplete. But if enough people get together and start building it, waze could be even more powerful then TomTom or Garmin within the year
     
  24. rjjr2531

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    the sprint hero will have sprint nav which is a lot like tomtom.....
     
  25. admur

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    I second copilot 8 - very slick user interface and works flawlessly on my HTC Hero! Very good price too!
     

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