Published On: Tue, Aug 11th, 2020

Android Auto gets Google Calendar integration

Google currently announced a series of updates to Android Auto (which runs on a user’s phone) and Android Automotive (which automobile manufacturers can natively build into their cars) that will impact both users and developers on these platforms. In addition, Google currently announced that it expects Android Auto to be accessible in some-more than 100 million cars in a entrance months.

The many apparent user-facing refurbish is a formation of Google Calendar into Android Auto interjection to a new calendar app. There are really few surprises here as a app lets we see your arriving appointments (and get directions to them or make a call right from a app).

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Another new underline is a new settings app, that now lets we conduct your Android Auto preferences right from your in-car automobile arrangement though carrying to go behind to your phone to make vital changes.

The association currently also pronounced that it is operative with a series of partners like SpotHero, Chargepoint and Sygic to move some-more navigation, parking and electric charging apps to a platform. Google expects that some of these companies will be means to beta exam their new apps by a finish of a year.

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Currently, there are about 3,000 apps in a Google Play store that support Android Auto. To enhance this set of apps — that have to pass a series of tests to safeguard that they don’t confuse drivers — Google is rising a new Cars App Library that developers can use to safeguard that tasks within their apps will usually take a few taps and minimal glances.

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“To lessen motorist distraction, we collaborated with government, attention and educational institutions to rise a possess best use discipline that we request to each aspect of a product growth process,” Google says in today’s update. “With a customary templates and guidelines, developers have a collection to simply optimize their apps for cars, though wanting to turn an consultant in motorist distraction.”

On a Android Automotive side, Google is operative with developers and automobile manufacturers to assistance them move some-more media apps to a platform. Currently, a Polestar 2 is a initial automobile that uses a new system, though Volvo, Renault and General Motors have announced skeleton to launch infotainment systems that will use it.

For these developers, Google is rising an refurbish emulator that now includes a Google Assistant, Maps and Google Play — and a Google Play Console now accepts Android Automotive APKs. Developers can also exam their apps opposite a Polestar 2 complement image.

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