Just because the Google I/O 2016 keynote ended doesn’t mean that Google is done making announcements. Shortly after the keynote wrapped up, the company revealed that an upcoming update for the Android Auto app will bring the entire experience to the phone, allowing anyone to use the platform in their car. More →
Pardon the pun, but Apple and Google are on something of a collision course in the car space. While Google has been refining and expanding upon its self driving car initiative for quite some time now, rumor has it that Apple is also looking to make a big play in the automotive space, perhaps as early as 2019.
Even today, Apple and Google are duking it out over the smart software that helps transform everyday automobiles into full fledged drivable computers. Apple of course has CarPlay while Google has its own competing Android Auto platform.
This year, both Apple and Google officially launched their vehicle dashboard interfaces, CarPlay and Android Auto. We’ve seen them action before, but 9to5Mac’s Macmixing recently had a chance to check out both in the same car at the LA Auto Show. This allowed for one of the most thorough comparisons we’ve seen so far. More →
Google’s 2014 I/O keynote has been packed full of action so far, and the fun continued as Google revealed plans to bring Android software and the related experiences to your car with its new “Android Auto” initiative. The software will focus on music, navigation and other applications that users need while driving. It is also fully voice enabled, so drivers never have to divert their attention from the road. More →