Google Debuts Android Auto for the Connected Car
Jun 25, 2014, 12:42 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Google today announced Android Auto, its new platform for connecting smartphones to select cars. Similar to Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto will project a simplified version of key apps to the car's infotainment system. Like Android Wear, Android Auto relies heavily on Google Now and its voice-based commands for interacting with the system. It brings over the phone app, Google Maps, Play Music, Search, and a handful of others that drivers can access when in their car. Android Auto will be baked into the L release of Android, which is expected to arrive this fall. According to Google, two dozen car makers have agree to support the platform and will roll cars off assembly lines with Android Auto preloaded by the end of the year.
Jun 7, 2021
Apple today announced iOS 15, the next version of its core software that powers iPhones. Version 15 is not a major overhaul, but does add a long list of new features.
Dec 15, 2023
Within days of each other, Apple and Google have both announced new diagnostic software that allow users to troubleshoot common issues with their own iPhones or Pixel phones. The new Apple Diagnostics for Self Service Repair tool starts with a web site where users enter their device's serial number.
May 18, 2021
Google today took the wraps off the new consumer-facing features of Android 12. The most obvious is " Material You ", a new iteration of Google's Material Design.
Sep 23, 2021
Google today announced a new version of Android Auto with several new features, as well as a revamp of how Driving Mode works in Android. The new version of Android Auto adds the voice command "Hey Google, pay for gas", which will make it faster and easier to pay for gas "at over 32,500 gas stations across the U.S.