Android Auto: Google's head unit for cars explained

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Android Auto: Google's head unit for cars explained

Google Maps is over a decade old. For the next ten years, it's hitting the road and bringing car apps.

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KENWOOD's five wireless Android Auto head units are now shipping

KENWOOD's five wireless Android Auto head units are now shipping

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Android Auto is handy to have in your car, but one of its main caveats is the requirement to have your phone plugged in at all times. Wireless Android Auto aims to solve that problem, and JVC and KENWOOD have collectively announced seven units that support it. KENWOOD's five units, all of which are understandably pretty pricey, are now shipping in the US.

Google Rolls Out Wireless Android Auto, but Almost No One Can Use It

Google Rolls Out Wireless Android Auto, but Almost No One Can Use It

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It might be a year or two before you can even buy a car that supports this feature, though. The same goes for smartphones, unless you buy from Google.

Android Auto Wireless now supported on Nexus 6P and 5X, Google Pixel

Android Auto Wireless now supported on Nexus 6P and 5X, Google Pixel

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Android Auto support will only expand and get updated until the next version comes along. Some other services and products have been integrated with Android Auto but it’s only now that we’re learning about wireless support. Yes, Android Auto Wireless is officially available. This means you can connect and start using the system on your

Wireless Android Auto is now available on Pixel and Nexus phones

Wireless Android Auto is now available on Pixel and Nexus phones

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Back at this year’s CES, JVC and Kenwood showed off seven auto head units with Wireless Android Auto, even though phones weren’t ready for the feature. Now, Google has finally added support for a select number of its handsets.

Google Play Store Contains Over 3,000 Android Apps For Kids That Improperly Collect Data

Google Play Store Contains Over 3,000 Android Apps For Kids That Improperly Collect Data

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Researchers discovered that over 3,000 Android apps for kids on the Google Play Store improperly collect data, including nearly 300 apps that collect location or contact data without parents' permission. Can Google do something about this improper data collection issue?

Google accidentally revealed Android P takes more from the iPhone X than just the notch

Google accidentally revealed Android P takes more from the iPhone X than just the notch

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While Google last week may have slyly revealed what Android P will actually be called upon its release -- Popsicle, perhaps-- the search giant may have accidentally revealed an interesting new feature coming to its next-gen OS. In a blog post detailing new Android P security enhancements, it appears that Google developers inadvertently included a screenshot that illustrates a new array of navigation buttons

Google ‘borrows’ from iPhone X for Android P design

Google ‘borrows’ from iPhone X for Android P design

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New screenshots reveal Google took inspiration from iPhone X when designing its upcoming Android P update. The operating system’s refreshed user interface features a multitasking interface that looks like it was pulled straight from iOS — as well as a familiar virtual Home button. Android P won’t get its full reveal until Google I/O next

Razer Phone heads to Best Buy (with Android 8.1 Oreo)

Razer Phone heads to Best Buy (with Android 8.1 Oreo)

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Razer announced they’ll bring their first smartphone to Best Buy brick and mortar stores soon, complete with Android 8.1 Oreo in the mix. Users that already have a Razer Phone were announced to get Android 8.1 Oreo software immediately. The rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo will take place over the next 10 days – starting today. The Razer Phone is … Continue reading

Google's April distribution numbers confirm Android Oreo market share is on the rise

Google's April distribution numbers confirm Android Oreo market share is on the rise

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Google has just published the official Android distribution numbers for the month of April and at first glance, it looks like Oreo doesn't do better than Nougat did the same period last year. There's a major increase from February 2018 when Android Oreo market share was barely above 1%. According to the latest numbers, Oreo is now on close to 5% of the devices out there, a small number considering Android P is just around the corner. However, it's not unusual for a new version of Android to do so poorly in terms of market share, even after almost a year of the official announcement. ...