TomTom has announced today that it will be bringing a new navigation app to Android in October, and it’s previewing the software at IFA 2012 in Berlin this week. The app will launch with lifetime maps, intelligent route planning, lane guidance, and more. While services like HD Traffic and Speed Cameras will be available as in-app purchases.
While a lot of smartphones come with voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation pre-installed now — including the iPhone when iOS 6 debuts later this year — TomTom hasn’t given up on its mobile apps. Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom, said that the company aims to bring its service to as many devices and platforms as possible:
“We aim to make TomTom content and services available to as many devices and platforms as we can. Bringing TomTom navigation to Android smartphones is, therefore, a significant milestone for us.”
TomTom says that pricing and a more specific release date will be announced closer to the app’s launch.
[Via: The Verge]