TomTom stops map updates to several of its devices

TomTom has announced that some of its older generation devices no longer have the sufficient resources to continue receiving map and software updates. Instead the company is asking users to look at upgrading to a newer model from TomTom’s line-up; but in a world where many of us own a smartphone with maps software, the company is likely to take a hit.

In a statement, TomTom said:

“Every day, at TomTom, we work very hard to bring you the best navigation experience ever. A big part of this work is to continuously improve the quality of the maps, services and software that your sat nav runs on.

It has become clear that some of our older generation navigation devices do not have sufficient resources to run the newest maps and software available.”

In terms of how devices will be affected, TomTom says they’ll no longer get new map updates or services; if you have a subscription to map updates or TomTom services, you will continue receiving those until the subscription runs out; you will not receive new software updates; and your device will continue to function as it does now, but your maps will become out-of-date and as such navigation will be less accurate.

For a full list of outdated devices, TomTom has compiled a list of 26 sat navs that have been deprecated.

Source: TomTom via BBC News

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