If we talk about cars and Android we speak, generally, of Android Auto. However, it is not the only thing that Google has in its portfolio of products for vehicles connected, and that is already a few years ago we hear about Android Automotive OS, operating system based on Android Car that, finally, we’ll see premiered in a vehicle: the Home 2.
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Polestar, for that is not very put in the motor world, is the mark of hybrid and electric cars Volvo. In 2017 launched the Polestar 1 and in February of this year, announced the Polestar 2, a compact with 408 HP of power and 500 kilometers of autonomy whose multimedia section is composed of a huge screen of 11 inches with, as we have been able to know now, Android Automotive OS running through her veins.
Android-Based Car, compatible with applications and “the first of many,”
according to Google “in a very short time, we have seen increased demand for Android Automotive by part of vehicle manufacturers”, and that is that this operating system is not new, but, as indicate at Android Police, “compared to a smartphone, the requires much more time to design and build a car“, so that “Google has had to wait all these years to give the system a presentation worthy”.
The Polestar 2 is the first car to have the services of integrated Google, which includes Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Play, and all that it entails. In other words, you can download applications and increase the chances of the screen. We are talking about a proprietary operating system, although Google confirmed that they have “built on the same framework that Android Auto”, so the final experience should be very similar.
of course, Google has opened up Android’s New OS to developers, so that any person who is encourage can create applications for the car. Android’s New OS is flexible and adapts to different sizes, formats and screen resolutions, so the possibilities are bountiful.
in Addition, as they were able to test in Android Police, the OS is ready to run without Internet connection and without Google account (even if that means sacrificing features). Even so, it will be necessary to connect to the Internet once in a while to update the maps, the databases, applications, etc To do this, point in the middle, “Polestar will offer a data plan to prepaid when the car is released”, though not revealed the price, and possibility to connect to the WiFi of the mobile.
Finally, it is worth noting that in the Google I/O 2019 there will be a reserved space for developers interested in Android’s New OS in which the Big G will give you some guidelines and tips. They have also reiterated that Android Studio already has an emulator and different templates of Android Automotive OS, and that the Polestar 2 will be “the first of many”.
Via | Android Developers
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The news The Polestar 2 will be the first car to have Android Automotive OS and the apps of Google built-in was originally published in Xataka Android by Jose García Nieto .