TomTom updates Android navigation app

TomTom has announced that it has issued an update for its Android navigation app. The update for the app is optimized for use with the latest and most popular Android smartphones including the S3, HTC One X, and Google Nexus 4. The updated app now supports over 200 of the newest Android devices on the market.

In addition to adding compatibility with some the newest Android devices out there, the new app also brings other improvements. TomTom promises that the download manager has been improved and maps are now stored on the phone's SD card if available. The updated version of the app also adds updated Driving View making information more clear and easy to read while driving.

The updated app version 1.1 also has a more flexible postcode entry allowing the app to find locations from the phone address book more reliably. Version 1.1 of the app is available for download now from Google Play. The price for the app is $37.99 and Android users who have already purchased get the update free.

The improved navigation to contacts feature is available in the US only. Other features of the application include full off-line map navigation and free lifetime map updates. The app also supports IQ Routes to provide the fastest routes at all times of day. The HD Traffic live traffic updates service is available as in app purchase as well as the location of Speed Cameras. The app also now offers spoken street names.