Google I/O 2014

Google I/O 2014

Google is bringing Android into the car. The company on Wednesday unveiled Android Auto, a new voice-enabled software experience for drivers. It’s based on navigation, communication and music, so users won’t have to search through an endless grid of icons – an unpleasant experience and also pretty dangerous while on the road. The platform is also contextually aware, placing Google Now cards front-and-center. So if you’re leaving the office, Android Auto might offer the route home, including an estimated travel time, and your favorite music playlist. All of the apps run on the smartphone, which means it’s easier for developers and users to ensure their favorite services are up-to-date. Of course, these aren’t just blown-up Android apps. Google Play Music, for instance, has been adapted with special on-screen controls which make it easier to skip tracks, access playlists and give records a quick ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’.

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