Android Automotive hands-on: Google is finally ready to talk about its car OS The Audi Q8 Concept with Android as the OS. The interior of the Q8 Concept. Audi showed off an all-touch layout. The top screen was the infotainment system, and the bottom screen was dedicated to the HVAC controls. Here’s the main screen, and yes that’s Android 7.0. Google Maps! Built directly into your car! Also check out the building silhouettes, you don’t get that in Android Auto today. Audi’s own navigation solution was also present. Pushing the infotainment system to the gauge cluster is one of my favorite features. Google says it’s still working on this, and at the demo only Audi’s map system could cross over. Believe it or not, this is Spotify. Like Android Auto, Music apps plug into a generic UI template that has been approved by safety committees. Car makers can skin the third-party UI templates to match the rest of the UI, so a single app can look wildly different depending on the car it’s running on. For instance, here’s the exact same app on Volvo’s Android demo. Same app, totally different UIs. Back to Audi, here’s the app selection screen. A car settings… Read the full article at the Original Source..