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General Motors will integrate Google's Android Automotive OS into its cars starting in...

By Polycount
Sep 6, 2019
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  1. This news was first reported by CNBC. According to the outlet, this integration could be a win-win situation for both Google and GM. Google benefits by spreading Android to a wider audience, and GM benefits by catering to what their customers already want.

    In many ways, in-car versions of mobile operating systems offer a far better experience than built-in alternatives. That's one of the reasons Android Auto and Apple CarPlay receivers have become so popular.

    To be clear, GM's "infotainment" systems will continue to contain the company's own apps and services like before (perhaps with a few exceptions where compatibility becomes an issue). GM is also likely to adjust the OS to fit its specific design and functionality needs.

    However, the key difference here is that Android features -- such as Google Assistant, Maps, smart home control, and more -- will now be available from the get-go, and won't require any extra work on the part of GM or drivers. You won't need to hook up a receiver, and you won't need to use your smartphone just to access Google apps.

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  2. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +133

    Google can't keep phones updated, they should just focus on android auto and be content.

    the main gripe that AA fixed was skipping carmakers solutions for one that was always ready, now a company thats known for updating woes is given the reins, we'll be back at step 1 again.

    what about connections for all that data? I bet there'll be a new ludicrously high fee to keep a data connection.
     
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  3. vayeate

    vayeate TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +27

    I can't wait for this to get hacked.
     
    loki1944 likes this.
  4. loki1944

    loki1944 TS Maniac Posts: 221   +142

    Well there's a solid reason to avoid buying a GM vic.
     

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