Google has begun rolling out the Google Assistant to Android Auto and Android TV owners.
With the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.
Samsung filed for a patent in Korea that describes a phone that could run a second operating system via virtualization, giving Windows as an example. If this patent moves forward, it could give Windows apps a new life on the smartphone.
The new car mount and connected Android app supports voice commands for text messages, calls, and streaming with Spotify.
Google is positive about the road ahead for Android Auto, saying it will come to 40 car models and support more apps this year.
Set up Android Auto in any older car with these steps: Buy a car phone mount and a Bluetooth receiver, and use a few handy apps and settings to make the experience seamless.
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