Google Releases Customizable Version of ‘Car Home’ for Nexus One, Droid

Google has released a new version of their Car Home application for Android devices.  Already awesome in the way it turns your devices into a personal navigator/assistant for your on the go needs, it gets better with customizable shortcuts and personalized settings.  Effective today, Nexus One andMotorola Droid owners can start tweak the colors and background images as well as pick apps for display.  Now it’s possible to put Pandora or Slacker Radio one safe touch away.  

Read more at the Google Mobile blog. It should be noted that the original post indicated this would be available for Android 2.2 devices in general, but the update now refers to the Droid and Nexus One.  Look for a rollout to other phones in the near future.

  • Kevin

    I wonder why i was able to download it from the Market last night, HTC EVO (Official 2.2)

  • I don’t see any “Add shortcut” options, just three blank spaces on the second screen. Long presses do nothing. I’m on Droid 1 running 2.2. Anybody else?

    • James

      You have to reinstall it from the market to get the customizable version.

      • Alarmed Nut

        James, Call your mom. You should let her know what your plans are for this weekend, not fooling around with your smart phone. Say hello to E. and W. for me.

  • Mrwirez

    THIS is why you should buy Google phones with the “Full” Google Experience. Screw these phones with Bing and other limitations… VZW and AT&T are ruining the experience!! D1 rules…

  • Korperklaus

    I has it on my HTC Hero. Great app, but could not see the new feature.

  • Anon

    I wish I could customize it by shutting it off. It’s a nice feature but I don’t like it being magnetically activated.

  • webby

    It’s not in the Market for the DInc, but I got it anyway from another online source, he he. Screw Sense.

  • webby

    Get it here if you can’t get it in the market:

  • Kevin

    If you can’t get it to install / work right on your phone, remove or move the CarHome apk from /system/app, but be sure to leave the CarHomeLauncher.apk. CarHomeLauncher.apk is a pre-req for the new car home in the market.

    Working fine on my Hero with CM6.

  • Does it compatible with my Nexus One ?

  • easy