Android's Car Home App Gains Customization Tools
Google today updated the Car Home application in Android, which now allows users to customize the lay-out of application. Car Home, which works when an Android phone is docked in a car, simplifies the menu structure and provides large on-screen icons, making it easier to interact with an Android device when driving a vehicle. Users can now change the short cuts that appear on-screen when Car Home is running, as well as rearrange the lay-out of the shortcuts. Google has also made it possible for Android phones to launch into Car Home mode whenever they are paired with a Bluetooth headset. Other changes include the ability to add custom wallpaper behind the Car Home menu, and better tools for developers to make their own applications and services compatible with Car Home. The new version of Car Home is a free download from the Android Market, and requires Android 2.2.
Wilson Rebrands As weBoost
Wilson Electronics - long known for its cellular signal boosters - this week announced that its consumer products will now be sold under the new weBoost brand. weBoost's new Life line of boosters for home and car boost weak signals across all major U.S.
Review: Logitech ZeroTouch Car Mount
The Logitech ZeroTouch car phone holder brings the power of Amazon's Alexa to your car. The ZeroTouch combines a car mount, mobile app, and Alexa so you can not only make calls and send texts, but access your smarthome settings safely from behind the wheel.
CarPlay vs. Android Auto
By all accounts, both Apple and Google have bold ambitions in the automotive space. But an Apple or Google Car is many years away.
Android Auto Hits the Play Store for Lollipop Phones
Google today made Android Auto, its platform for connecting to car-based infotainment systems, available as an app in the Play Store. With the app and compatible car, Android smartphone owners will be able to access navigation, calls and messaging, Google Search, and their music through the car's screen rather than their phone.