Android Auto update brings new dark mode, navigation bar, notification center and more

Google launched Android Auto in June 2014 and it received several updates including improved media browser, search, message previews, etc over time. In similar lines today, Google is rolling out a new dark mode for Android auto along with other new features.

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Android Auto update brings improved media browser, search, message previews and more

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Google has announced new Android Auto features including easier access to your favorite content with improved media browse and search features, plus new ways to stay connected with visual message previews and group messaging. Continue reading “Android Auto update brings improved media browser, search, message previews and more”

Here’s what to expect from Google I/O 2017

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Google is all set to kick off its I/O 2017 annual developer conference today. The keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai will start at 10 AM PST (10 30 PM IST). Last year, Google introduced Google Home, the Google Assistant and the Daydream VR headset. Let’s see what Google is expected to announce this year. Continue reading “Here’s what to expect from Google I/O 2017”

Google and Qualcomm developing futuristic Android-based In-car infotainment platform

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Qualcomm at I/O 2016 announced that it is working with Google on an initiative bringing the power of Android OS embedded directly into the car. Continue reading “Google and Qualcomm developing futuristic Android-based In-car infotainment platform”

Android Auto gets Waze support, will be available for everyone via standalone app

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Google has updated Android Auto with new features and major improvements. Soon, users who don’t have Android Auto compatible cars will also be able to use the service via a standalone app.

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Android Auto comes to India and other countries

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Google’s Android Auto has finally entered India along with 17 other countries. This is Android Auto’s biggest international roll out so far as the in-car operating system is now available in a total of 29 countries which is up from 11.  Continue reading “Android Auto comes to India and other countries”

Mahindra joins Open Automotive Alliance, to offer Android Auto on XUV & Scorpio

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Early last year, Google introduced the Open Automotive Alliance. A joint effort by the software company and automobile manufacturers, the goal was to bring a smarter and safer in car experience to consumers. All of this would be powered by Android Auto, of course. So far the mainstay of luxury car manufacturers, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced it’s intention to join the OAA and to offer Android Auto as an option on their vehicles.  Continue reading “Mahindra joins Open Automotive Alliance, to offer Android Auto on XUV & Scorpio”

Android Auto app hits Play Store, goes live for Lollipop phones

Google has finally released the official Android Auto app on the Play Store. The app is what allows Android smartphones running 5.0 Lollipop to link up to Android Auto units, bringing all of your music, maps, and hands-free controls to your vehicle.

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Volkswagon to bring infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto

Volkswagon revealed at CES 2015 that it will launch Android Auto support later this year. The automaker has stated that its next generation modular infotainment platform (MIB II) will include support for Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Google launches Android Auto API for developers

Google has released Android Auto API for developers that will allow developers to start creating apps for smart cars.Android Auto currently only supports two types of third-party apps viz, audio and messaging.

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Google to have sole control on UIs of Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto

Google’s Android platform has been the favorite of the OEMs for a long time due to its flexible nature. OEM’s have been able to change and modify the user interface of their Android smartphones without Google’s intervention. However, the OEMs and third-party developers will not have this liberty when it comes to the latest Android expansion by Google.

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