TomTom Updates Android App With Support For Newer Handset Resolutions, Offline Map Storing On SD Card, And More

TomTom has updates its popular Navigator app with support for a slew of newer Android handsets, including the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 4. Sadly, version 1.0 of TomTom’s app has only been compatible with 480 pixel-wide displays, which isn’t good for devices like the GS III. Now that version 1.1 is out, the app fully supports more than 200 Android devices on the market with resolutions ranging from 800 x 480 to 1280 x 800.

Another big addition is the ability to store offline maps onto your handset’s microSD card to conserve storage on the device itself. You can even download maps in the background while you’re not using the app.

“The Driving View has also been updated, making the journey information clearer at a glance,” according to TomTom. “In addition, postcode entry is more flexible and the app can find locations from the phone address book more reliably.”

Today’s update is free for existing users, but TomTom’s Navigator app for the U.S. costs $37.99 in Google Play. Prices vary for maps in other parts of the world.