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This article was published on December 19, 2014


Reuters: Next Android version will reportedly be car-ready

Reuters: Next Android version will reportedly be car-ready
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

The next version of Android might be ready for your car right out of the gate.

Reuters reports that vehicles will appear in 2015 that will be stand-alone Android devices thanks to the next version of operating system. The vehicles won’t even need to be plugged into an Android phone according to Reuters’ sources.

Google unveiled its current in-car system, Android Auto at its 2014 Google I/O event. The system, like Apple’s CarPlay works with your smartphone for navigation and entertainment.

By optimizing its mobile operating system to work in vehicles, it could give Google a stronger hold in the car industry because it wouldn’t require the user to even own an Android phone.

Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources [Reuters]