hyundai equus sketchGood news Android users, if you weren’t exactly happy that many car manufacturers had started to turn to iOS integration with their vehicles, perhaps your next car purchase could be along the lines of a Kia or a Hyundai. This is thanks to both companies announcing that future models manufactured by either car company will start to include Android-based navigation systems, although the exact specifics of such systems were not detailed yet. However given that iOS systems allow for pairing of iOS devices, as well as using Siri as a hands-free and eyes-free tool, we wouldn’t be surprised if Hyundai and Kia were to utilise Android in a similar fashion.

What is known is that these cars will be able to gain access to apps and entertainment features, although it is unclear as to whether these apps will be from Google Play, or if they will be linked to a specific app store maintained by Hyundai and Kia, where the apps will be most likely vehicle-related (after all no one really needs a fitness app to run in the background while they drive, right?). Other possible features include remote control of the car either over WiFi or a modem connection, but once again the details in that feature remain unclear at this point in time. In any case there has not been a timetable supplied as to when this Android navigational system will be implemented, so we guess we will just have to keep an eye out for it.

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