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Android Auto finally looks like it’ll be great to use with an impressive redesign

While much attention is directed at mobile from Google I/O, Android Auto has its own deserved moment in the spotlight. Google is set to launch a big Android Auto redesign later this year and finally looks set to make it great to use in the car. Android Auto has been around for a while now but...

Polestar 2 electric cars receive update to Android Automotive 11

Android Automotive is Google's custom build of Android intended to power car infotainment systems. Unlike Android Auto, it doesn't rely on a connected smartphone, which means it has to be updated as if it was a smartphone or tablet itself. The Polestar 2 was one of the first cars to ship with Android Automotive, and...

Volvo is working on cars with Android Automotive and Snapdragon Cockpit

The market for connected cars is continuing to heat up, with Google bringing Android Automotive to more vehicles across the world, and hardware companies like Qualcomm and MediaTek working on the required connected hardware. Qualcomm is working with Renault Group on some connected car features, and the company also announced that it is working with...

Vivaldi partners with Polestar to create first browser for Android Automotive

Android Automotive is Google's version of Android for in-car entertainment systems, with its own Play Store and downloadable applications — as opposed to Android Auto, which simply mirrors apps and media from your phone in your car. Vivaldi is one of the most popular web browsers on desktop and mobile platforms, and now it's coming...

Android Automotive 12 includes interface improvements, no 32-bit support, and much more

Android Automotive is Google's Android-based operating system for car entertainment systems. While Android Auto simply mirrors apps and content from your phone to a car, Automotive functions independently, with its own Play Store and music playback abilities. Google recently completed a new Automotive update based on Android 12, and there are a few interesting changes. Android...

You can now unlock your BMW with your Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, or Galaxy S21

At I/O 2021 in May, Google first showcased a new Android 12 feature that would let users unlock their cars with their phones. Back then, the company announced that the feature would make its way to select Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones later this year. As promised, Google is now rolling out Digital car key...

Android Auto: Here’s everything you need to know about it!

Android Auto has been around for quite a while now, and it's pretty common in modern-day cars. For those of you who are unaware, Android Auto is an app that you either need to install or comes pre-installed on your Android (duh) smartphone, which allows you to connect your phone to your car's entertainment system....

Renault’s new electric car has Android Automotive and Qualcomm hardware

Android Automotive was first announced back in 2017, but we still haven't seen it in many cars yet. While Android Auto is simply a projection from your phone that runs on top of the infotainment system in modern cars, Android Automotive is a full-blown replacement for the car's infotainment software. Some cars have adopted Android...

Android Automotive is made for cars but this developer ported it to a Samsung tablet

Android Automotive is a special fork of Android designed to run as the primary operating system of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. In contrast, Android Auto is an app that runs off of your phone that projects a driving-optimized UI onto the car's built-in dashboard. Both Android Automotive and Android Auto let you run driving-optimized...

Join the forums for the Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, and Android Automotive!

Over the last few weeks, we've seen a couple of leaks about the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The leaks have given us a great look at the upcoming Google Pixel duo, and we're excited to learn more about the phones in the months leading up to the launch. If...

Google is making it easier to develop apps for Android in Cars

Google has announced some new development features at I/O 2021 to enhance the Android experience on cars. Currently, one can have a customized Android experience while driving via three different solutions- Google Assistant Driving Mode, Android Auto, and Android Automotive OS. The first one offers navigation along with the assistant on a smartphone, while the...

Fiat 500 ‘Hey Google’ edition launched with Google Assistant built-in

Android Auto support has become increasingly popular among new car models, and Google's deeper OS integration in the form of Android Automotive OS is also starting to make its way into more vehicles. Today, the company is announcing a new partner for its smart automotive ventures. Italian carmaker Fiat has announced the brand new Fiat...
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