Volvo and Google to work together on next-gen Android infotainment system


Volvo and Google to work together on next-gen Android infotainment system

It is more likely than not though, that Google Assistant will be a standalone app instead of just an expansion of an iOS app Google already has out. A large selection of applications - developed by Google, Volvo or third party developers - will be offered as connectivity and other services in and around the vehicle. Today, via their blog, Google have announced the next step for Android within the automobile.

According to the tip, the announcement of Assistant on iOS could come at Google I/O this week. The aforementioned Google Allo hit iTunes on the same day as the Android version this past fall.

Besides all this a trio of Mercedes-Benz cars are said to also support Android Auto.

The VW-owned auto company will be bringing what it calls the Audi Q8 sport concept technology platform - in other words a concept vehicle dashboard - to this week's Google I/O developer conference. An Audi R8 concept with such a system will be displayed this week at Google's I/O developers conference. Currently, Google Assistant is only available on Android phones like the Google Pixel and select devices like Google Home.

A new rumor is circulating that the Google Assistant, Google's own voice assistant, will be heading to Apple's iPhones.

Google Assistant is powered by "machine learning and deep-learning-based language processing".

There's also talk of Assistant reaching GE's home appliances. However, the assistant feature is now rolling out for a limited alpha Android user pool, so if you're not in it you have to wait for a bit more to receive it. One of the exhibits features Android as a seamlessly integrated solution for in-car infotainment applications, which is being developed by the Android Open Source Community and its millions of members. Though, the company's plans are still unclear at the moment, launching an iOS version of the famous assistant will further give the app a big push in the AI market.

Google Assistant also made its way to select Android 6.0 Marshmallow phones as well. This results in ancient variations of Android working on automobiles that never get updated.

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