Android’s new development in the technology arena is set to revolutionize the relationship between driving an automobile and using your mobile device. The new application, named as Android Auto, is a telematics standard which is developed by Google to enable mobile devices which use Android Lollipop to be operated in automobiles using the dashboard’s unit. The vehicle should also be compatible with it. A counterpart of of Android Auto is CarPlay by iOS.
Automobile companies like Audi, Bentley, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Renault, Suzuki, Volkswagen, etc. are compatible with Android Auto. The mobile device can be connected to the automobile’s dashboard via a USB cable. This application works in two ways. It can control the mobile device through the automobile’s dashboard and it can also control the automobile’s controls through the mobile.
Mobile controls like GPS mapping, SMS, WebSearch, Music, Calling, etc. can be used. Android Auto is compatible with other PlayStore apps like Google Maps, Music, iHeart Radio, etc. Messaging apps like Google Hangouts, Kik and Google Messages are also compatible with this app. All the apps work through voice commands. Android Auto gives automobile controls like GPS, steering wheel controls, wheel speed, sound system and many more such controls. An important benefit of Android Auto is that it does not store any data in your car. All the details remain only in your mobile phone. The app developers can get starting with Android Auto.
This awesome Android app was released on 19th March, 2015. It is a part of the OAA (Open Automotive Alliance) which is basically a global alliance between technology and automobile industry leaders in order to bring Android to the automobile sector. The alliance was made in 2014.
It is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is to plug in your device which uses Android 5.0 and any other higher version into a receiver in the automobile that is compatible with Android Auto. And then you can run the app. It has a very easy and user friendly user interface.
The Android “Auto” keeps your phone out of your hand, but keeps you connected, and, keeps your safer behind the wheel.
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