Google Announced Android Auto For Cars
Google on Thursday announced that Android Auto is officially ready for the consumers. According to the company, Pioneer is the first manufacturer to release Android Auto-compatible Head units (in-dash AV receivers).
If you own an Android smartphone powered by v5.0 or above, you can now pick up one of Pioneer’s Android Auto head units, install the Android Auto app from Google Play and enjoy Android Auto in your car.
At this point, Pioneer is launching a total six in-dash AV receivers, which will work with Android Auto, worldwide, but their availability will depend on the market you live in. Like in the US, they are selling three units – AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, and AVH-4100NEX; in UK, you can get different three units – AVIC-F77DAB, AVIC-F70DAB and AVH-X8700BT and so on. The Android Auto products from Pioneer will reach other markets including India soon.
Google has also stated that other Android Auto partners are also gearing up to launch their products.
Here is a quick look at some Android Auto features
Coming soon: Android Auto
The right information for the road ahead
For the road ahead
Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimise distraction so that you can stay focused on the road.
Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organises it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed.
Let Google Maps lead the way. It’s easy to get where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance and more.
Your favourite tunes – to go. Access and stream your favourite music with apps like Google Play Music and Spotify.
Just say the word – Best-in-class speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy.
Hit the road with your favourite apps. Android Auto makes it easy to access your favourite apps and content in the car.