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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 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,...

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...

Ford is putting Android in its cars by 2023

Ford on Monday announced a partnership with Google that will see the automaker use Android Automotive to power the infotainment systems in its vehicles beginning in 2023. The automaker also revealed it will utilize Google’s cloud services for things like data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The new integration means Ford and Lincoln vehicles will provide...

Google expands Android Automotive OS and Android Auto support to more car manufacturers and app developers

Google today announced some major updates for Android Auto and Android Automotive OS, which are expected to expand the reach of the two platforms and make it easier for app developers to create apps for the platforms. In a blog post regarding the matter, the company highlighted all the changes that are expected to make...

Google releases an updated Android Automotive emulator image with the Play Store built-in

Back in 2017, we learned that Google was working on an Android Automotive emulator for the Android SDK. The purpose of this new emulator was to provide a fully-functional operating system for your car. However, we didn't hear much about it until Google I/O earlier this year. At the event, Google announced that developers of...

First look at the new Google Assistant and Android Auto’s redesign

Nearly every Google product received attention at Google I/O this year. Surprisingly, Android Auto was the subject of several big announcements. The platform is getting a big redesign later this Summer and Google Assistant is playing a much bigger role on Android Auto for phones. Google also demoed a car with Android Automotive, which is...

Developers will be able to build media apps for cars running Android Automotive OS

Since its first iteration, Android Auto has been a fairly barebones automobile infotainment operating system. A lot of this is by design due to the potential safety issues, but some of it is just the OS not being mature enough to be considered fully featured. Since launch, people have been asking Google to let media...

Waze now works in the standalone Android Auto app

Waze for Android Auto was launched last year as many users requested. It was a great alternative to Google Maps. Today, you can download Waze's standalone Android Auto app on your Android device, too. The news was announced on the Google Product Forums. Unlike the previous release, this one is for drivers who don't own an Android...