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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay 126

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from the aux-input-not-cool-enough dept.
cartechboy (2660665) writes with news that Google is working on software to complete with Apple's CarPlay car dashboard software: Google is set to unveil its own automotive operating system known internally as Google Auto Link. The search giant plans to unveil its system at a software developer conference this month. Interestingly, Auto Link is the first production developed in conjunction with the Open Automotive Alliance, a group of companies including Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, NVIDIA, and Google itself. Like CarPlay, Auto Link won't be an "embedded" system, rather, a "projected" one--an operating system that uses a driver's own smartphone operating system. We'll obviously learn details soon enough, but for now, we are left to wonder whether it'll be Apple or Google that ends up owning the automotive market.
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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

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  • Re:BlackBerry (Score:5, Informative)

    by the computer guy nex (916959) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @11:08AM (#47262957)
    "Well Apple's CarPlay is run on top of BlackBerry's QNX"

    CarPlay is a protocol. CarPlay can be run on top of any Operating System. Google's old idea was to have each manufacturer fork Android for their own version of an entertainment system. Google is changing course to follow Apple's lead on creating a protocol instead.
  • Re:Answer: Both (Score:3, Informative)

    by Grishnakh (216268) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @11:30AM (#47263153)

    Um, no, I'm speaking from experience. Phones aren't supported by the mfgrs or carriers after 6-12 months. Just try asking your carrier when you're going to get an update to the latest version of Android for your 2 or 3-year-old phone. They'll tell you to buy a new one.

    At least Apple seems to support their devices for a decent amount of time, if you can stomach the insane amount of control and vendor lock-in that Apple exercises.

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