GM has teamed up with another Open Automotive Alliance member to build a competitor to Android Auto. Due in 2016, it will be an Android powered infotainment system all its own.
The devs over on the XDA Forums have put together Digital Car, it may not be an outright Android Auto replacement, but it is a compelling alternative for your in-dash needs.
Google’s plans to bring Android to our cars has finally been unveiled. Here’s what we know so far about Android Auto!
To be demonstrated next week at Google I/O, Google Auto Link will let drivers interact and control their Android smartphones using the car’s own screen and controls.
In the future, Google could serve ads on objects as diverse as refrigerators, thermostats, and car dashboards. Seemingly confirming the concerns that some Nest users raised when Google announced it would buy the smart thermostat company, Mountain View told the FCC that it could put ads, well, everywhere.
As Google and Apple both work hard with their partners to prepare their own connected automobile platforms, we wonder, will the smart, connected automobile be the next big thing in mobile? Or is it doomed to be a niche into the foreseeable future?
The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure a place in your automobile?
T-Mobile announced today eSIM, a ready-to-use SIM card that companies in the Internet of Things field can preload on their connected devices, such as wearables and smart cars.