TomTom Prepping Android App
TomTom today announced plans to offer a navigation application to the Android platform come October. The application, which TomTom is previewing at the IFA event in Berlin this week, will include a bevy of features to help smartphones users navigate between points. The app will include: the latest maps even when no signal is available; free updates; "IQ Route" that promises accurate drive and arrival times; lane guidance for transiting complicated junctions; 2D and 3D map views; and voice-guided directions. The app will also offer several in-app purchases that add more features, including HD Traffic and Speed Cameras. Pricing and availability for the application will be announced close to launch.
TomTom Parks New Nav App in Google Play Store
TomTom today released a new version of its navigation service for Android devices. TomTom Go Mobile boasts up-to-date maps for more than 100 countries with support for offline viewing, live traffic updates, safety camera locations, points of interest, and seamless syncing with contacts.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.