Tag Archive for Cars

Samsung In-Traffic Reply

Samsung working on app for safer driving

Samsung is developing a new app which is designed to make driving with a smartphone a safer experience. In-Traffic Reply works by automatically handling calls and texts so that drivers are not distracted.

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Google Maps Android app - driving directions

Parking information is being added to Google Maps

Google Maps v9.44 beta includes a new feature that could prove to be very useful for a lot of users. Details about parking availability at a destination is being added to route plans, letting drivers know how easy it will be to find a space.

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Android Auto 2.0 - smartphone display

It is now possible to use Android Auto in all cars

A major update to Android Auto means that the system is no longer restricted to a selection of compatible vehicles via existing in-car displays. A new version of Android Auto is currently being rolled out which enables it to be used on Android smartphones.

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BYD E6 car - blue (front)

Samsung in discussions to buy stake in BYD

Samsung is looking to acquire a stake in BYD, which is the biggest – in terms of sales volume – producer of hybrid and battery-powered cars in the world. The Chinese car manufacturer has confirmed that Samsung is ‘actively’ taking part in its current fundraising round.

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Android Auto - navigation and reminder

Android Auto not working with latest Android N Developer Preview

Some testers of the Android N Developer Preview have discovered that the latest release of the software does not function very well with Android Auto. There seems to be a number of Android Auto-related issues affecting the latest build, which are causing frustrations with the in-car system.

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Android Auto - Google Maps navigation

Google looks to integrate Android into cars with new Qualcomm partnership

Google has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the aim of making Android significantly more accessible in cars. Although the existing Android Auto system has proven reasonably popular with manufacturers, being used by 40 car brands in around 100 models, its requirements can be limiting for some consumers.

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