Android Auto Stories May 17

Google is working to bring wireless Android Auto to phones running Android 8.0

In the midst of I/O 2018, Kenwood, a maker of Android Auto infotainment head units, announced that Android 9.0 would be required to work with wireless Android Auto other than current Pixel (and select Nexus) devices. Now, in an addendum to its press release, the company is rolling back these comments.

Android Auto Stories May 8

Back at CES 2018, we got a hands-on look at Android Auto working wirelessly. Since then, the functionality went live on all Pixel smartphones and some Nexus handsets. Now, according to a Kenwood press release, we know that other phones from different OEMs will gain compatibility with Android 9.0.

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Android Auto Stories May 7

Google’s in-car platform hasn’t changed much since it was originally unveiled, but in the past year or so it has seen some big changes. Last year at I/O, we saw Android Automotive’s debut, a phone-less version of Android Auto for specific cars, and now, we’re getting more details on that, as well as a slight revamp for Android Auto itself.

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Ready to try the Pixelbook?

Android Auto Stories April 30

Last week, Google updated the I/O Android app for the 2018 edition of the developer conference. The counterpart iOS application was released this evening and it reveals that Android Auto is set to get a “brand new media experience.”

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Android Auto Stories April 21

You can now view your entire contact list on Android Auto

When Android Auto was first released, Google made sure that it included just enough functionality to let drivers use the infotainment system while keeping their eyes on the road. Now, though, the company is adding more features that could easily distract you.

Android Auto Stories April 18

Privacy concerns keeping Toyota from implementing Android Auto

These days, it’s hard to find a car manufacturer that doesn’t support Android Auto in at least some of its different models. But one significant holdout is Toyota. Speaking at a Toyota first-drive event, a company representative said this is due to privacy concerns…

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