Broadcom has embarked on a journey that will hopefully bring wider support for Android devices among in-vehicle systems. Its new Automotive Bluetooth software stack aims to break down barriers between different and sometimes incompatible Bluetooth stacks in order to deliver seamless connectivity between the car and the phone.
Nexus 7 and in fact we have been seeing these types of setups since the tablet was originally announced back in the summer of 2012. Some of the initial points to consider will likely be whether this tablet will be mounted in-dash or on a dock and how the power and stereo connections will be made.
Verizon Wireless has recently begun offering a vehicle diagnostics tool. The item is from Delphi Automotive and is simply called Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi. Bland name aside, this little gadget does just what the name implies (and in some cases, a bit more). Those using the Vehicle Diagnostics tool in your car will be able to monitor, locate and even control their automobile.
Sphero, a device much more along the lines of an RC-object, the fine folks at Desk Pets have taken an alternate approach: make the tiniest tank in the world, make it in several colors, make it smartphone controllable, and price it cheap! That's what we like to hear for the next generation of new smartphone adopters, those thinking they need a high-priced smartphone to run anything awesome. I say thee nay! The future is here! Tiny little RC cars that are inexpensive and can be run with any Android you've got!
falling off a truck? Turns out they found it at night, and it's been recovered with minor damage. This completely epic story now comes to a close with a $1,000 reward being given out to a miss Amber Conky who found the costume by her apartment building's dumpster. Totally epic.