Google and Audi to announce Android-based in-car entertainment system?
Android is becoming a part of our everyday life now – we have Android powered phones, tablets, television, refrigerator, and also cars with Android powered entertainment system. It seems Audi is impressed by Android, and they are planning to announce a new in-car entertainment and information system at Consumer Electronics Show next week with Google, reported Wall Street Journal.
“The car is becoming the ultimate mobile device,” said Thilo Koslowski, an analyst at the research firm Gartner Inc. who specializes in advanced in-car electronics. “Apple and Google see that and are trying to line up allies to bring their technology into the vehicle.We are starting to see an uptick of Android use in car makers, starting in Asia and working its way across the world,” said Rajeev Kumar, a world-wide director of business development for Freescale Semiconductor Inc., a large supplier of chips used in cars.
Apple has partnered up with companies like BMW, Mercedes and several others to integrate iPhone and iPod in cars, basically making it a part of the car. It seems Google is looking forward to do that as well, and Audi is their first target. Hopefully in future, we might see cars with Android-based dashboards.
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