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LG is the first smartphone manufacturer to jump on the Android Auto bandwagon

0. phoneArena 03 Jul 2014, 02:41 posted on

Google's own in-car operating system, Android Auto, will finally bridge the gap between your Android smartphone and your beloved vehicle to some extent. Said system is being developed by the Open Automotive Alliance and it seems that LG is the first smartphone manufacturer to join the group. The company from the Far East joins the likes of Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, NVIDIA, and Google, of course...

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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:47 1

1. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Why using usb cable?

Why not NFC+Bluetooth+Qi
NFC for pairing
Bluetooth for data transfer
Qi for charging

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:07 1

8. sprockkets (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


What you see on screen is generated by the phone, not the head unit. I don't think BT is going to handle audio + screen info.

They also might have done that to make sure you put the phone down and use only the screen.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 05:31 1

2. rallyguy (Posts: 554; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I'm trying to remember. I don't believe they used a cable at Google IO

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:09

4. Sonar (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)


Yes they did.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 05:37 1

3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I want nexus 6 news. Also I want to know whos making it this time.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:01

5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 861; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


They need a system that works with (and takes advantage of) all smartphone OS's (BB/WP/AND/iOS). That will be the solution to all these incompatibility issues.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:24

6. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


The problem is who's gonna follow who?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:01

7. sprockkets (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Volvo has already stated that their head unit will work with ios or android's setup.

Does MS even have anything at this point? Can't remember, I think they did.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:09

9. sprockkets (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Actually MS does have something but it's not ready yet. Too bad for them.

Mirrorlink is probably cross platform but it will have to deal with the back end. It probably will be DOA.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2102540/a-volkswagen-golf-tdi-can-mind-meld-with-your-phone-thanks-to-mirrorlink.html

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