Google makes it easier to build Android apps for cars

Google’s Android Automotive operating system will be available for more than 10 new car models from Porsche, Volvo, General Motors, BMW, Renault, Polestar and more by the end of this year, the tech giant announced at its I/O 2021 conference where it shares its latest product updates with developers. 

In addition, the company also announced that it’s extending its Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack to make it much easier for third party developers to build navigation, media, EV charging, parking and many other Android apps for cars, as they now will be able to build apps that are both compatible with Android OS and Android Auto. 

The company announced that it has already partnered with Early Access Partners such as Parkwhiz, Plugshare, Sygic, ChargePoint, Flitsmeister, SpotHero and more to bring more apps to more cars with Android Automotive OS. 

Google opened its Android Automotive OS to third-party developers in 2019 and many developers including Spotify have built and released their Android developers apps using the company’s Android for Cars App Library. 

With the extension of the library, developers won’t be required to build two different apps for two different platforms. 

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Written by Sophie Blake


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