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Digital Car looks to satiate your Android Auto desires, today

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.

Published onAugust 7, 2014

Digital Car Android Auto Alternative

Digital Car is here to update your Android device in the car experience. A dedicated user friendly driving interface, coupled with appropriate power, audio and app selections to help you get through until, or altogether forget about, Android Auto.

You know how it goes, Google tells us about a cool new feature, they even go all out to show it off at a big conference, but if they launch it at that time, it only goes live for a small selection of devices. Then an independent developer, often over at the XDA-Forums, pops up with an alternative solution that is available for more devices, and now.

With that, Digital Car is available in the XDA-Forums as an alternative to Google’s upcoming Android Auto.

Unlike other alternative solutions for Google products, Digital Auto does not look to directly duplicate the Android Auto experience, it instead brings a compelling alternative to your car’s dashboard. The app appears best designed for your tablet, who doesn’t like the big screen? You get a full screen user interface, streamlined for the things you’d want on the road, with several preset app icons, an app launcher and more.

Now, Digital Car is not for everyone, there is a specific set of steps you need to follow to make it all work on your device. Digital Car is also only available if you sign up to be a part of their testing group, and by testing, I absolutely mean that this is an alpha release. Lastly, Digital Car is not likely to join Android Auto in the Open Automotive Alliance, if that is important to you. This wouldn’t be complete without a video showing what it’s all about:

If you are interested, head on over to the XDA forum post for Digital Car to learn more, or just hit their Google+ community to sign up and get started.

What solutions have you been using for your automotive needs? Now, what solutions have you been using that do not defy local distracted driving laws?

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