Global supplier of location and navigation services TomTom has launched a new update to its smartphone navigation app for Android in order to make it available to more users.

The latest version of the app supports more than 200 of the new Android devices and features other improvements, such as wider compatibility.

TomTom Navigation for Android v1.1, which comes with a driving view update, can be used on all smartphones with a screen resolution between 800 x 480 pixels and 1,280 x 800 pixels, and on most Android tablets.

The updated version provides more reliable content downloads and completes a download without interruption. The maps downloaded by users get automatically saved to the SD card and create space on the phone memory.

The update makes it easier for users to enter postcodes as the new version of the app recognises the text with or without spaces.

Other features of TomTom Navigation for Android include fully offline and navigable maps, free lifetime maps, IQ routes, TomTom places, multitasking support, seamless integration, advanced lane guidance and spoken street names.

"The latest version of the app supports more than 200 of the new Android devices and features other improvements."

Through an in-app purchase, users can also download features such as live traffic updates, which will help them reach destinations faster, and real-time speed camera alerts to avoid speeding fines.

The new version, TomTom Navigation for Android v1.1, can be used on the latest smartphone handsets, such as Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and Google Nexus 4, and can be downloaded at an introductory price from Google Play.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom is engaged in the supply of in-car location and navigation products and services.The company currently has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.

Image: TomTom releases latest version of its navigation app for Android that supports more than 200 new devices. Photo: courtesy of TomTom International BV.