Discussion Forums  >  Maps, Device Location, Tracking

Replies: 2    Views: 164

SmugWimp
Smugger than thou...
Profile
Posts: 6316
Reg: Nov 07, 2012
Tamuning, GU
81,410
12/15/14 03:45 AM (4 years ago)

Coming Soon: Android for Automobiles...

http://www.android.com/auto/

Looks like those proprietary navigational systems will be incrementally replaced by android powered systems.

Food for thought.

Cheers!

-- Smug
 
Niraj Shah
buzztouch Evangelist
Profile
Posts: 2937
Reg: Jul 11, 2012
Cerritos
37,870
like
12/15/14 11:26 AM (4 years ago)
Wait until the Chinese and Indian automakers get a hold of it.

Then the Androids will get customized to become ... proprietary!

Wonder how firm of a grip Google will have on keeping it centralized.


I've seen reviews that compare the Android and Apple versions of their Car systems:
- Android feels like Windows, can do too much, too noisy
- Apple feels like a Child's, simplistic, dumbed down

Eye of the beholder and all that ... :-)

-- Niraj
 
Niraj Shah
buzztouch Evangelist
Profile
Posts: 2937
Reg: Jul 11, 2012
Cerritos
37,870
like
12/15/14 11:33 AM (4 years ago)
By the way, Apple screwed up in the naming of their car system to be CarPlay. Who can remember that nonsense phrase?

I want to navigate ... oh lets use Play as a synonym for navigation.

Also, they crossed wires with Google Play Store in using the word "play".

Someone has nodded off onto the steering wheel at One Infinite Loop!

( all puns intended with seriousness )
 

Login + Screen Name Required to Post

pointerLogin to participate so you can start earning points. Once you're logged in (and have a screen name entered in your profile), you can subscribe to topics, follow users, and start learning how to make apps like the pros.