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Old 06-18-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Google poised to release Apple CarPlay rival this month

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/17/g...etitor-report/

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...Unnamed sources are reporting to Automotive News that Google will unveil its very own challenger to Apple's new CarPlay in-car operating system later this month at the Mountain View, CA company's annual developer conference. The system, allegedly called Google Auto Link, will be the first product to come from the Open Automotive Alliance, a partnership between Google, General Motors, Hyundai, Audi, Honda and hardware manufacturer NVIDIA.

The official announcement is expected to be made on either June 25 or 26, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Expect to hear a lot more about Google Auto Link then.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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ooOOoo

Can't wait to see what comes of this. Google + NVIDIA = watch the magic happen.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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Being "cool" and all, I bet Subaru is Apple all the way.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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Being "cool" and all, I bet Subaru is Apple all the way.
I don't know... one obvious demographic of Subaru drivers are "tech geeks", and most tech geeks have Andriod devices for their 'openness' and despise anything Apple.

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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I don't know... one obvious demographic of Subaru drivers are "tech geeks", and most tech geeks have Andriod devices for their 'openness' and despise anything Apple.

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Not a subie owner, but I am a geek through and through and I can vouch for this statement.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #6
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Good job, KC. You got WRCHC to agree with you.

CarPlay is not an OS.. and it does not need specific hardware to run on. CarPlay is merely a software interface that can be added to a manufacturer's ICE systems. In theory you could buy a car that has both a Google head unit powered by NVIDIA and that has a CarPlay app.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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Oh, don't feel left out Calamity. I agree with you, scrappy, kc, H2BS, a2pc, pre, keep clam, and a bunch of other people on occasion, too :P

I don't think I've ever agreed with A W or Xan, though, but there's a first time for everything...
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #8
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I don't know... one obvious demographic of Subaru drivers are "tech geeks", and most tech geeks have Andriod devices for their 'openness' and despise anything Apple.

--kC
If you want the cheaper clone that's full of malware and trojans and impossible to secure, never quite works properly, and dozens on manufacturers try to upsell you on phone hardware by cheating on specs that you don't even understand, sure. I know lots of self-proclaimed "tech geeks" that run android and say the same things as you. They don't know WTF they are doing. They are also always looking for a charger.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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If you want the cheaper clone that's full of malware and trojans and impossible to secure, never quite works properly, and dozens on manufacturers try to upsell you on phone hardware by cheating on specs that you don't even understand, sure. I know lots of self-proclaimed "tech geeks" that run android and say the same things as you. They don't know WTF they are doing. They are also always looking for a charger.
Lol. Right, that's why the best tech company specifically endorses android and develops basically everything for it. Google > all tech companies. You can't even argue that. Apple can such my apples.

My nexus 4 always outlasts my GF's iPhone 5. Pro-tip: They're probably looking for their chargers all the time because they understand that keeping lithium ions topped-off and never running the battery low extends battery life, unlike iNoobs who I constantly see drain their charge 100% and wonder why their charges only last 2 hours a year later.

I get better service and faster internet (not necessarily the phone's fault, but we have the same network: AT&T, though I use Straight Talk). She doesn't have 4G LTE service, just 3g like me. Albuquerque's 4g is garbage anyways in terms of coverage, with only like 40% of the metro covered last time I checked.

My phone has tons of free **** that I give away pointless info for, whereas she has to buy the exact same games/apps.

My phone has better specs and cost 1/2 the price. I can **** around with my phone beyond no belief (and **** it up).

I have 0 viruses, then again I don't watch porn on it either.

My maps has never failed me and never looked like **** or was terrible. The same charger that charges my phone charges 10 other devices in my household. Her Lighting cable? Just her iphone.

My phone cost $300. Her's? $600 (her sister took the upgrade on her family plan).

Moot point, as gaming on phones is retarded and for kid distracting on car rides, but my graphics are better than hers, too.

She's a medical school student. I'm a computer programmer fluent in c#, java, c, c++, etc that has programmed anything from drivers to android and iphone apps, to my current job of web-apps.

Again, Apple can suck my geeky nuts.

And please, specs I don't understand or that are hidden... like what? There is no such thing. Stop being superstitious and buying into the farce that apple produces superior products just because of the cost that have all kinds of hidden features or benefits. They use the same bottom bin, no-name parts suppliers that all OEM's use.

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Lol. Right, that's why the best tech company specifically endorses android and develops basically everything for it. Google > all tech companies. You can't even argue that. Apple can such my apples.
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Patently WRONG. Keeping lithium-ion cells charged above 80% degrades the anode and cathode material. For optimal cell life you actually want to stay at a medium state of charge. Not that that is possible or anyone cares because phones are disposable.

Won't bother with the rest of it.
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If you want the cheaper clone that's full of malware and trojans and impossible to secure, never quite works properly, and dozens on manufacturers try to upsell you on phone hardware by cheating on specs that you don't even understand, sure. I know lots of self-proclaimed "tech geeks" that run android and say the same things as you. They don't know WTF they are doing. They are also always looking for a charger.
Who said Android apps are impossible to secure? With ARM's TrustZone extensions it's getting easier to lock down critical data and critical data paths. Take a look at what companies like Trustonic or Discredix have been doing. As always, this stuff is never impossible to hack/crack; but it's getting increasingly tricky.
Naturally, IOS is pretty tough as well (after all, it's also running on ARM CPUs and it leverages TrustZone/TEE as well).
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You forgot that second part, where I insinuate charging all the time is better than charging only when the battery dies.

And hell no, my phone isn't disposable. I'm not buying another one for at least another 5 years. Same with my computers or any tech crap. I am not a front end adopter. I don't have that kind of cash. Same with my cars and really everything I own. I keep it until it no longer works, and then buy something that is great, then refrain from upgrading till it breaks completely.

I find it ironic that you bitch and moan about security of pointless data no one cares about for advertising purposes and then claim phones disposable so what does battery care matter.
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I find it ironic that you bitch and moan about security of pointless data no one cares about for advertising purposes and then claim phones disposable so what does battery care matter.
Just pointing out how wrong you are. Not worth the time to go point by point, it's not like you'll listen anyway. But you are very very wrong about lithium ion.

I get a new phone every year. *shrug*
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I find it ironic that you bitch and moan about security of pointless data no one cares about for advertising purposes and then claim phones disposable so what does battery care matter.
The thing is security is extremely important for Android/IOS phones and tablets. Google and Apple have been under the gun to provide decently secured platforms so major film studios would allow people to stream premium content to their phones and tablets. Studios would not allow streaming of any kind of premium content otherwise. That's very big business and it's taken very seriously.
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I can just stream it over the web via some other service. Or I can visit the "promo bay"

Not that I watch anything on screens this small anyways. My phone gets used for maps, texting, internet when I don't have access to a real computer with peripherals, music, etc. Games don't pique my interest as things like candy crush are boring and the games with decent graphics still have horrible controls, and video is too small to experience the full effect that a good monitor and my nice headphones, or a tv if you need a couch to lay on (but man, dat pixel density kills it for me).
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I don't know... one obvious demographic of Subaru drivers are "tech geeks", and most tech geeks have Andriod devices for their 'openness' and despise anything Apple.

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Conversely Mercedes believes over 60% of their customers are iphone users. It all depends on the demographic as wealthy people prefer apple products while a lot of young people prefer android.
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I felt a cold shudder run down my spine that I can only describe a sheer terror.

did WHC mention my name.
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Of all the posters who still post, I find I'm in agreement with you the most, scrappy . Before it was H2BS.

In terms of views, I'd say the ranking is like:
Scrappy, H2BS <__________________big gap in fanaticism____________________> Me

Goes for pretty much all things political, car related, etc.
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CarPlay is not an OS.. and it does not need specific hardware to run on. CarPlay is merely a software interface that can be added to a manufacturer's ICE systems. In theory you could buy a car that has both a Google head unit powered by NVIDIA and that has a CarPlay app.
Just quoting this again so folks let this sync in.. This is why aftermarket head units are superior to most stock systems. So the end user can potentially have access to both and decide.
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Just quoting this again so folks let this sync in.. This is why aftermarket head units are superior to most stock systems. So the end user can potentially have access to both and decide.
Sorry, this is a Fandroid thread now.. it is impermeable to logic.
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Phone wars again? Who gives a damn, really.
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Of all the posters who still post, I find I'm in agreement with you the most, scrappy . Before it was H2BS.

In terms of views, I'd say the ranking is like:
Scrappy, H2BS <__________________big gap in fanaticism____________________> Me

Goes for pretty much all things political, car related, etc.
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You don't know me, you just think you do.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:01 PM   #23
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Sorry, this is a Fandroid thread now.. it is impermeable to logic.
There's no way to say it, but you started it, even if it was a joke. Way to go. We all know wrxhc is, to say it as nicely as possible, a troll, ignore him, or block him, but don't feed him.

This may not be popular, but both operating systems have their merits, some like one, some like the other.

I look forward to Google backing a head unit powered by a form of a android, I had a parrot asteroid and it was great being able to use Google maps, torque and other apps on my head unit. This and the apple solution will be a good chance for the industry to make more strides forward.

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Old 06-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #24
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Conversely Mercedes believes over 60% of their customers are iphone users. It all depends on the demographic as wealthy people prefer apple products while a lot of young people prefer android.
And since the young appear to be the hardest to sell, personally, I would go with what the young want. Someday, they will have money.
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The moderately rich tend to be more interested in making money and the appearance they exhume and less in the finer details or value of what they buy. They want something that works and fits in with the other rich folks because it has an appearance or lifestyle associated with it.

I doubt many rich folks spend their time gaming on a high end desktop like me, but they are probably happy to drop 3 grand on a mac pro that has tons of specs they'll never use and don't understand (or, at most, play CoD on). Because conversation piece and bragging rights .
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