Android Apps

Utility Growth for Android Automobile Working System

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Supervisor, Android and Oscar Wahltinez, Growth Program Engineer

Google's imaginative and prescient is to convey a safe and seamless linked expertise in each automobile. You’ll be able to see this imaginative and prescient at work at present with Android Auto, which permits tens of millions of customers so as to add apps that they use on their smartphones of their automobiles. As show applied sciences evolve and automobiles change into extra linked, builders have much more alternatives to create revolutionary automotive experiences and attain new audiences.

That's why we launched just a few years in the past Android Automotive OS, an Android working system acquainted to tens of millions of builders and designed to work in automobiles. In a short while, we’ve seen a rise within the demand for Android Automotive OS from automakers. Extra not too long ago, Polestar has introduced that it’s going to market its first electrical automobile (Polestar 2) working Android Automotive OS, and that it’s the first in a future collection.

Polestar 2 with Android Automotive OS

From multimedia purposes

When the primary automobiles hit the street, builders, customers, and OEMs made it clear that the consumption of media equivalent to music or podcasts was one of many main use circumstances in driving. That's why we announce at present that multimedia utility builders will have the ability to create new leisure experiences for Android Automotive OS and Polestar 2 from Google I / O.

With quite a lot of display sizes, enter strategies, OEM customizations, and regional security pointers, creating built-in purposes for automobiles is a sophisticated course of that builders must do on their very own. With a view to deal with these complexities, we depend on the identical Android Auto framework.

Consumer expertise of the multimedia utility within the Android automobile working system

Past the media, customers want the flexibility to navigate and talk with others (through calls, messages). With Android Automotive OS and Google Play Retailer, we plan to permit builders to construct purposes in these areas and past.

When you'd like to search out out extra, try our Google I / O 2019 Automotive Developer Session – Construct Android Apps for Automobiles – which describes intimately the creation of your multimedia utility utilizing the most recent Android Studio, that includes of the Android Emulator working system and working system fashions.

And in the event you're one of many builders with a Google I / O ticket this yr, try our workplace hours and utility evaluations hosted by the Android Automotive staff, after which flick thru our Automotive OS.

Check your purposes with the Android Automotive OS reference unit within the Codelabs space

Lastly, we’ve additionally arrange the Google Group of Automotive Builders group, which permits builders to debate the Android Automotive working system. For questions higher suited to the StackOverflow Q & A mode, you may submit utilizing the android-automotive tag.

See you at Google I / O 2019!