Mobile This Week: OK Google Listens More; Android-Powered Cars

Not only is Android set to be crowned the most popular mobile operating system for apps, Google is also starting to make more money from Android apps.
(Karlis Dambrans/Flickr/Creative Commons)
(Karlis Dambrans/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Kevin C. Tofel, GIGAOM

 

(Gigaom.com)—There were some interesting developments across multiple platforms this week: Microsoft started its rollout of Lumia Denim software, Apple outlined 64-bit app deadlines, and BlackBerry officially launched its new Classic smartphone. But Google wasn’t standing still.

Perhaps the most surprising news reported was that Google plans to use its next major version of mobile software — Android M — directly in vehicles. Android Auto already exists and works much like Apple‘s competing CarPlay: The implementation uses your connected phone to power the in-dash experience.

 

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