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Android for Cars

Build apps that help users connect on the road through Android Automotive OS and Android Auto. Users who have a vehicle with Android Automotive OS can install your app onto their vehicle's infotainment system. Android Auto lets users connect their phone (Android 5.0 or higher) to a compatible vehicle to display a driver-optimized version of your app directly on the console.

Android for Cars


Learn how to design apps that are optimized for drivers and vehicles. Design apps that delight your users with experiences that are simple, consistent, and free from distractions.
Android for Cars basics

Build media apps

Build media apps such as music, radio, and audiobook players that users can install in their Android-powered vehicle, project into their vehicle from their phone, or use on their phone while on the road.
Android for Cars basics

Build messaging apps

Build messaging apps that receive incoming notifications, read messages using text-to-speech, and let users reply through the Android Auto app using their voice while on the road.

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We've partnered with manufacturers around the world to bring the Android platform to cars. Starting in 2020, Android-powered vehicles using Android Automotive OS will allow users to enjoy a dedicated Android experience in the car. In addition, Android Auto already enables millions of users to enjoy a safe and convenient way to enjoy app experiences on the road through hundreds of compatible cars and aftermarket stereo systems. Users can also download the Android Auto app to experience the magic of Android Auto without a compatible vehicle.

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