Google opens Android infotainment system to third-party media apps



Apparently, the search engine giant, Google has developed a car infotainment platform in its Android Automotive.

Therefore, the company is providing a chance for apps that are specially built for that platform.

Keeping in view Google I/O, the app developers have an authority for the development of media apps for cars in Android Automotive such as upcoming Polestar 2.

It contains a similar framework as in Android Auto. The main purpose of which is to ensure that well-known music and audiobook app should work properly across the different car customizations and touchscreen sizes.

Until 2020, before the release of Polestar 2, you will have to wait for the initial release of the first app.

As of now, the company did not announce about any partners. It can be expected that the apps ecosystem might expand in the near future.

Moreover, the company plans to give chances to all apps not just media apps in its Android Automotive platform.

Furthermore, the company plans to allow apps for communication, navigation and a lot more.

Therefore, you might have some other apps if you are not interested in Google maps or any other third party internet calling service.

The main purpose behind it is to develop an app ecosystem for cars. That is much similar to things you see on your phone instead of any other infamous platforms, you might know.

Zeeshan Akram

Zeeshan Akram

Senior Editor, Mobile, and Internet | An aspiring blogger who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and smartphone vendors.

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