Yep, we are still waiting for TomTom to release the navigation app for Android. There has been a number of false alerts in the past several years. Each time there has been a rumor that the navigation app is coming out or a representative of TomTom said that they are very close to release the app for Android, it has turned out that it was not true.
And there was another of such announcements in June, when Pocket Lint published that:
TomTom for Android will be launching “fairly soon”, Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom co-founder, today confirmed to Pocket-lint.
“Summer season is important for us,” expanded the TomTom man, who said he couldn’t put and exact date on the launch. “But I can confirm it is real.”
Awesome news, right?
Not really, basically the same announcements have been made several times in the past. This is also the reason we have not picked up the rumor earlier because we had a hunch what will happen. Now it’s half of the summer gone and there is no hint that anything is going to happen soon.
We have gone through some of the possible reasons why there is no TomTom app for Android yet. And while we do not want to be negative about the outlook of finally installing our all time favorite navigation application on one of the awesome Android phones, but quite frankly we are not sure if it will ever happen. It should have been done years ago. If it happened, say in 2010 or earlier, the landscape of Android navigation apps would have been different. But now we have many other good navigation apps in the Google Play Store and also the free Google navigation. We know TomTom is considered by many the very best navigation app in the World, but the reality is that users have only so much patience.
If TomTom actually launches the app, we hope to change our opinion and conclude that the best navigation has finally arrived to Android.