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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...

How to use a wired Android Auto head unit as a wireless Android Auto unit

Android Auto has a lot of shortcomings, but it's currently one of the best car head unit systems available today. XDA Recognised Developer Emil Borconi set out to fix one of its shortcomings - make an Android Auto head unit wireless. They're going to be wireless in the future, but for now, the only way...

Google is working on an Android Automotive Emulator for the Android SDK

Google appears to be working on an Android Automotive Emulator for developers to use when developing applications for Android Automotive. For those unfamiliar with Android Automotive, it's like Android Auto. The difference is, with Android Auto your phone pairs with your car, and while some applications can be displayed on a screen, technically your car...

Android 8.0 Brings Multi Device Connectivity over Bluetooth HFP to Android Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Android 8.0 Oreo may seem like a small update over Android 7 Nougat on the surface. But once you go digging through the various changes, there are a lot of new features and improvements that enhance the overall Android experience across the various hardware ecosystems. This article talks about a few changes to Android Automotive...

Audi and Volvo Will Start Shipping Android Automotive in Their Next Cars

Android Auto was officially announced almost three years ago during Google I/O 2014. Since then, the system is available in over 300 car models. Android Auto is designed to give drivers an easy way to access information they need such as navigation, streaming audio, and communications.  However, Android Auto is not a full operating system,...

Panasonic Automotive to build Android Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment System into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Feature Image: Uconnect Access on FCA Vehicles While most of us are intimately familiar with Google's Android on smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and televisions, few are aware of what Google has been doing for the automotive market. To illustrate this point, ask yourself the following question: What is the difference between Android Auto and Android Automotive? Android Auto is...