Android Auto was initially unveiled in 2014, but since then it’s been waiting in the wings until Google was ready to set it out into the world. While auto manufacturers have already pledged to launch some vehicles with the functionality in their own systems, the aftermarket in-car system is one area where Android Auto ... Read More »
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Google’s Android is on a lot of different form factors out there, including smartphones, tablets, cars, watches, and televisions. It can be tough for a developer to be on all of those devices at once, but Google wants to help.
Android is a great operating system for mobile devices, but most of us love Android because it can be used for some many different kinds of hardware. Last summer, Google announced Android Auto, which allows you to connect your Android smartphone with an in-dash media player in your car. While the setup does require the user ... Read More »
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Google’s ambition to get Android into vehicles is well known. Currently the big G is planning to do it with Android Auto, but apparently the company may have an even bigger plan in the works.
When Google officially unveiled Material Design, their new design aesthetic meant to be used across the board for several different platforms, the look was consistent, familiar even when you switched from Android Auto to Android TV and looked down at your Android Wear-based smartwatch. That’s due to a general restriction on OEM customization ... Read More »
In late June, Google officially introduced Android Auto, a new way for Android users to experience the platform while in an automobile. The platform is essentially an extension of their Android smartphone, with a specialized user interface designed for easy access to certain features on a large display. It’s scheduled to launch in late ... Read More »
Android skins have been a very important and controversial part of Android almost since its inception. Back when Android was young, it was an undeniably bad operating system. Sure, enthusiasts loved it, but it was terrible for general use. Manufacturer skins managed to change that, starting with HTC Sense UI. Sense really showed us how ... Read More »
Android Auto, a fork of Android for in-car entertainment systems, was announced yesterday at Google I/O 2014. With over 45 partners onboard, we expected to see announcements coming soon and this morning brings two big ones from Volvo and Audi. They vary a bit, so we’ll get started with Volvo’s announcement ... Read More »
In-car entertainment systems are known to be subpar compared to the smartphone in your pocket. Not only are they often slower and more poorly designed, but they’re far more expensive too. Google is looking to change that with Android Auto, the companies newly announced in-car system that will rely on your phone.
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