Sygic becomes first third-party Android Auto navigation app alternative

Shortly after the announcement of Android Auto opening its doors for third-party apps, first one of them has landed on the platform. The Sygic GPS navigation app can be downloaded by anyone without the requirement of beta access restrictions earlier in place. Apparently, Sygic is one of the most downloaded offline navigation app on the […]

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Android Auto compatible third-party apps coming to Play Store

Google opened up its floodgates for third-party Android Auto apps in the Play Store in the form of a beta testing program. Most of these third-party apps were messaging or media apps. Maybe due to Google’s concern about safe driving experience, Android Auto didn’t see many third-party apps beyond this. Google initiated the process by […]

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Android smartphones gets new safety and convenience features

While normally most of the big feature drops happen during a major Android software update, we also get new Google updates for Android devices every once in a while. For example, we’re getting six of the latest Google updates now that will make your smartphones more secure and convenient. This includes a Password Checkup tool, […]

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Nest products, Android Auto, get SmartThings integration

Samsung and Google have been working pretty well together these past few months which is good news for customers of both brands. Last December, they announced that they were bringing SmartThings support for Nest products and it now looks like that integration is already showing up for users. Samsung also announced during its Unpacked event […]

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Samsung starts rolling out Android Auto support for SmartThings

Last week, Samsung had announced during the Unpacked 2021 event that it will bring Android Auto support for SmartThings. The new feature lets users control their smart home products right from their car’s infotainment unit. Now, the company has started rolling out the new feature to a few users. The Android Auto integration into the […]

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Samsung improves on SmartThings, intros Galaxy Digital Key

Samsung’s Unpacked event transpired today and as usual, we have plenty of things to cover and learn about. Aside from the new Galaxy S21 phones and the Galaxy Buds Pro, here are more details about the South Korean tech giant’s plans for the smart home. With the Galaxy S21, you can easily mirror the Google […]

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Samsung SmartThings now lets you control your car with Android Auto

During its Unpacked 2021 event, Samsung not only unveiled the Galaxy S21 series but also announced improvements to various other services. The company announced that it is bringing support for more cars into the SmartThings ecosystem. It also announced the SmartThings app for Android Auto. The South Korean tech giant announced that users would be […]

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Google is letting you publish car apps to closed testing on Play Store

Android Auto – the smart driving assistant is steadily gaining popularity as a companion that lets people remain focused, connected, and entertained through commutes. To make it more useful, Google is working with developers behind parking, navigation, and electric vehicle charging apps to create the Android for Car App Library. Google released the open beta […]

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Android Auto may introduce wallpapers to let you customize display

Following closely on the heels of Apple – that recently introduced wallpapers to the CarPlay platform – Google is on the verge of introducing wallpapers for Android Auto and make it slightly less regular for users. Currently, there is no option of changing the wallpaper on Android Auto, but curtesy new strings identified in the […]

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Android 11 is making Android Auto edgy, users report issues

In spite of various beta releases and testing, the final version of Android 11 is slightly buggy with Android Auto. Users on Google Forum and other platforms like Reddit are reporting bugs in Android Auto after updating their devices to the new operating system from Google. Users’ claim of audio getting cut off and apps […]

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Android 11 phones will be able to use Android Auto wirelessly

Google recently debuted the Android Automotive OS for the Polestar 2. Now the search engine giant is delivering another novelty for car owners with an Android device. Starting with Android 11 – all phones running the new Android OS will be able to use Android Auto wirelessly. If you follow Android Auto updates, you’d remember […]

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11 Weeks of Android – Android Automotive OS, Wear OS and more

As a part of the weekly series – 11 Weeks of Android, Google brought some interesting Android 11 related news for the tech community. In particular, the ways in which cross-platform features bring flexibility for developers to engage more people – much beyond just phones. To begin with, Android TV is now collaborating with 7 […]

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Android Auto expanding horizons with third-party navigation apps

Google is making the right moves with Android Auto for wider adoption by app developers, manufacturers, as well as users. The platform has been around for quite some time now but there has been reluctant adoption by carmakers and app developers. Partly because of the stringent set of requirements for apps owing to safety. To […]

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Honda to integrate Android Auto in Gold Wing Motorcycles this June

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were basically designed for the cars, but that’s not really how Honda sees it. You’d be familiar that Honda first introduced Apple CarPlay to 2017 Gold Wing, making it the first motorcycle with CarPlay integration. But ever since, Android users had been waiting for some sort of an update in […]

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