In case you were wondering what does TomTom and Android have in common, now you’re about to find out, and hopefully you’ll like what you read too.
At the end of the year 2010 Android was named the leading operating system for the mobile handsets, better known as smartphones, even though they are not the only ones to use this OS.
TomTom on the other hand, is a navigation system which can be used both on stand alone units such as the GPS devices, or as an application for other devices, such as the smartphones. TomTom is the leading provider for the navigation system in Europe, so it is no wonder Google wants an app on the devices run by Android. And one should also know that the competition is quite high, as Apple’s iOS 6 has it installed by default instead of the Google Maps.
On Android, the application can be found under the name TomTom Places, and it can be installed from Google Play – the former Android Market – the place where the best and the safest Android apps are. The current version of the application is 2.0 and it received mixed reviews from those who used it – some say it works smoothly while other complain they couldn’t use it at all. In case you’re not satisfied with it, you won’t feel cheated of your money as it is a free application.
But let’s see some of the advantages of this application, before you install it. One can search for their way to their destination using a keyword, a name or a category. This means that if you want to go shopping, you first need to decide what to buy, and then to use some words to find what you’re looking for. As an example, you can use the name of a brand making the type of products you’re interested in (such as Louis Vuitton, McDonalds and so on), or you can use the name of the object you want (such as clothes, shoes, and so on) or even for the items you’re after, in the city you are (as coffee shops in New York or clothing in Paris).
The search can be done in your language, very useful for those who don’t speak English. You can save your favorite searches – sometimes the way to the destination can be complicated, and if you want to get there as fast as possible, it is better to follow the map and to follow the route you used before.
If you’re bored and don’t really know where to go, you can search for places in your area and then read reviews on them, to see if it’s even worth going out or not. The function IQ Routes and HD Traffic will help you better plan your trips, because you can better estimate your arrival date. And you won’t even have to worry about the dated maps anymore, as the one in this application is always up to date, so you can be sure you won’t get lost anymore.This article is brought by Logo Quiz Answers and Logo Quiz.