Future Volvo cars will receive the multimedia systems on Android

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Volvo with Android OS and Google services.

According to Audi, Android will be a significant part of the cars of the future, which will have to rely on infotainment units to cater for the connectivity needs and requirements of new customers.

Google is planning to extend its ecosystem and cover the iPhone users in it. Three years since its launch, Android Auto is now supported by 300 vehicle models and aftermarket stereos. We will bring you news as it develops, or if there will be non-developments in this area.

Developers have been viewing the APK files of this recent update to Google Home application and state that they have found a string that might bring in reminder controls as well as some other new features.




The annual Google I/O conference takes place Wednesday through Friday near the company's global headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. CNET will be on the ground covering the event live. Now it seems that Google might be expanding Assistant to iOS. To start, Bloomberg tipsters claim that Google will use its I/O developer conference to launch Assistant on iOS as a free app.

According to representatives of the Swedish brand, buyers of cars will be available as most of the Google apps and "hundreds" of popular third party software. Google hopes that people will begin using this feature even on iOS, which might end up causing some people to switch to Android altogether. "Google's platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalization possibilities, while Android will offer increased felexibility from a development perspective", Volvo senior vice president of research and development Henrik Green said in a statement.

Although the automaker has given a roughly two-year timeframe for the release of the Android based system, it has more immediate plans with Google in the works. Volvo has skinned Android to make it look like its old OS. This means the controls and interface can be modified to match the vehicle manufacturer, meaning Android Auto in a Honda may have a different interface to a Chrysler. Microsoft released the Cortana app for both iOS and Android devices back in 2015.

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