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Google Android Auto gets much-needed standard interface, still lacks CAN Bus integration

Google Android Auto gets much-needed standard interface, still lacks CAN Bus integration

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In the build-up to Google I/O, which starts on May 17, Google has come forward to announce a few wins for its automotive portfolio: It has released the Android Auto mobile app, and two big-name automakers, Audi and Volvo, have taken up the Android mantle for their newest vehicles. The company has announced the availability …

HTC U11 hands-on: The Android flagship you want to squeeze

HTC U11 hands-on: The Android flagship you want to squeeze

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There’s a lot riding on the HTC U11, the company’s new flagship Android smartphone. As the name makes abundantly clear, the U11 is a phone which straddles the gap between two of HTC‘s existing lines. On the one hand, it’s the successor to last year’s HTC 10. At the same time, though, it’s also part of the U series, borrowing … Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz 2017 SL, GLS, SLC Now Support Android Auto

Mercedes-Benz 2017 SL, GLS, SLC Now Support Android Auto

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Three new Mercedes-Benz cars now support Android Auto, as revealed by the official website of Google’s smartphone projection standard. The list of compatible vehicles manufactured by the German automaker includes the 2017 SL, 2017 GLS, and the 2017 SLC, which span a variety of price categories. While Mercedes-Benz is mostly known for making luxury vehicles and none

Google looks to tackle persistent problem of delayed Android updates

Google looks to tackle persistent problem of delayed Android updates

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Google’s new project Treble will give more control over the update process to OEMs, so the updates can be made available to users faster

Volvo partners Google to build Android into its cars

Volvo partners Google to build Android into its cars

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Within two years, new Volvo models will have Android-based in-car infotainment and connectivity solutions.

LG Stylo 2 Plus finally getting the promised Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile

LG Stylo 2 Plus finally getting the promised Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile

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Good news for T-Mobile customers, as the carrier finally doing what it promised three months ago. Those of you who purchased the LG Stylo Plus from the Uncarrier, probably feel disappointed that T-Mobile announced back in February the Android 7.0 Nougat update is available for download without actually making it available. Without further explanation, the US carrier quickly pulled from its support website any mention of Android 7.0 Nougat stating that the update only adds another security patch. Today, T-Mobile confirmed once again that an Android 7.0 Nougat ...

Volvo Cars to Get Android Infotainment Courtesy of Google

Volvo Cars to Get Android Infotainment Courtesy of Google

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Volvo announced a strategic partnership with Google in which the technology giant will help them develop the next generation of in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android. The goal of this project is to make the car more app-centric, enabling users to interact with the automobile in new ways. As is often the case

Volvo partners with Google to develop Android infotainment system

Volvo partners with Google to develop Android infotainment system

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The new system will arrive on Volvo models within two years; it will remain compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones

Moto C, Moto C Plus With Front Flash and Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

Moto C, Moto C Plus With Front Flash and Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

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Motorola has unveiled its new C-Series meant for developing markets, and the first smartphones to arrive are the Moto C and Moto C Plus.

This common Android tweak will break Netflix on your phone

This common Android tweak will break Netflix on your phone

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If you're an Android user with a rooted phone — there's bad news for you.

Huawei Y7 goes official with massive 4,000 mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat

Huawei Y7 goes official with massive 4,000 mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat

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Huawei continues to flood the smartphone market with new budget-friendly and mid-range Android smartphones. The Chinese handset maker quietly introduced the Huawei Y3 2017 in Europe a few days ago, a cheap smartphone that should go on sale very soon. Today, another Huawei smartphone popped up on the company's official website, the Y7. Unlike the Huawei Y3 2017, this is a mid-class device that ships with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. The rest of the phone's specs are pretty solid considering that it belongs to the mid-range category. One thing that we haven't ...

Ben Johnson 'roid into Android' ad slammed for 'glorifying drug cheats'

Ben Johnson 'roid into Android' ad slammed for 'glorifying drug cheats'

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SYDNEY, Australia - A controversial commercial by an Australian sports betting company featuring disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson has been slammed by the government for glorifying drug cheats.

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