Chinese Android Car Stereos Enter Market In Response To Growing Demand
Due to the increasing popularity and market penetration of Android on phones and tablets, there is now a growing demand for the operating system to be part of the automotive in-car entertainment experience. Nowadays consumers expect so much more than just music. Android head units can be the core of a car’s sound system and can also be used for communication and navigation.
The latest high end automotive head units from China can combine all a car’s audio and visual entertainment as well as including navigation and communication functions, but unless you have a relatively new or expensive luxury car you are unlikely to find these functions as standard in most motor vehicles.”
Android 4.4 was released at the end of October 2013 and while it became available on the majority of phones and tablets rather quickly it has taken somewhat longer for the system to appear on car stereo devices.