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Kia and Hyundai to offer Android-based in-car systems next year

A new report suggest that both Kia and Hyundai will be basing their in-car systems on Android and will release equipped models next year (KRX:000270, KRX:005380)

| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:00 pm

While Microsoft may have the market on Ford vehicles, it appears that both Kia and Hyundai are preparing Android as the in-car system for their 2014 models. At the moment, Kia has a version up and running called UVO 2.0 which features a custom app store. UVO 2.0 is said to be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones for multimedia streaming.

 

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Hyundai is said to be featuring UVO 2.0 in its 2014 models as well. With two major manufacturers adopting the open source Android platform as their in-car computer system, Microsoft should play very close attention to how it proceeds from here, or it may face another debacle like it did with Windows Phone. Tesla is also considering adopting a version of Android for its in-car control system as well, which is not that big of a surprise, given Elon Musk's relationship with Google.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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