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A Time To Build: Amazon Music On Android Auto, Microsoft Cortana On Cars Via “Windows in the Car”

Sep 16, 2015 09:13 PM EDT

A previous article on Droid Report drew lines from an old proverb: “For everything that happens in life—there is a season, a right time for everything: A time to kill, a time to heal; a time to tear down, a time to build up.” The previous article dealt with “tearing down” and “killing off” products that no longer work. This article brings news on what the same companies in “A Time To Tear Down: Goodbye Amazon Fire Phone And Microsoft Zune Music” are cooking up in their proverbial kitchens.

[Read: A Time To Tear Down: Goodbye Amazon Fire Phone And Microsoft Zune Music:]

Amazon Joins Spotify As An Android Auto Music App Option

Amazon jumps in with the rush to the Android Auto as a platform, and will be joining the music apps that could choose from on your Android Auto dashboard. So far, Google Play Music, TuneIn Radio, and Spotify are the other three options for the Android Auto platform. Hopefully, other music apps will be made available. As of now, those who are looking forward to driving an Android Auto baby will have four choices, including Amazon Music.


Microsoft Cortana Will Guide You

Microsoft Cortana was hailed as more informative and helpful than its rivals Siri and Google Now, and it excelled at providing restaurant and shop information. It also excelled in arranging travel itineraries, and might become more powerful than the other options. Microsoft is now working on a prototype of a line of cars that are Windows-powered and Cortana-guided. This project is labeled “Windows in the Car” or “Windows for Cars,” for the moment. Maybe the Redmond, VA tech giant will come up with a more creative name, soon.

Cortana will sit on your windshield, guiding you with your restaurant options, and providing other information you will need.

The race for putting computers in cars is on.


In the dash to equip cars with computers, more developers and applications will hopefully jump in. Meanwhile, developers will be refining their apps for in-car use.

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