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| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:23 pm

Google I/O 2014 - Google has just announced what we've all been waiting for, Android Auto. Android Auto has seen Google "redesign the Android platform for automotive". Android Auto does pretty much everything, with navigation, communication and music being "front and center".

 

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Android Auto is "contextually aware" and is of course, voice-enabled. An Android-powered smartphone can "cast" up onto the Android Auto screen, and is also compatible with steering wheel buttons, dials, and more. Android Auto features five tabs, from left-to-right we have: navigation, phone, Home, Music and an as-yet unidentified tab.

 

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Google Maps of course works with Android Auto, and voice-enabled messaging makes the cut - something that Android Auto will read out to you, too. Android Auto is part of the Open Automotive Alliance, which has quite a lot of companies involved.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Live.theverge.com

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