Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Comes Up With MirrorLink Compatibility
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 adds new cool feature MirrorLink Compatibility. It is a smartphone to car platform just like Android Auto. MirrorLink compatibility is a system for connecting your phone to your car, so you can use its features safely from the car's center display.
You get into the car, connect your phone, and the display should show an interface similar to your phonesbut adjusted to minimize driver distraction.
Users those who wanted their phones to be connected with the car are using Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. MirrorLinks edge is its open standard, gives automakers, app developers, and users more flexibility. MirrorLink also gives Android-centric companies like Samsung an alternative to the Google hegemony.
MirrorLink is developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, independent of a specific OS or company. This means less brand cachet, but also more freedom for the CCCs partners. Theres no business interest, theres no secrecy, said Alan Ewing, president and executive director of the CCC.
If Apple or Google decides tomorrow, this is too hard, and they stop doing it, warned Ewing, then the car guys are left holding the bag. MirrorLinks a standard; anyone can pick us up.
A platform isnt a platform without apps, though. The CCC is working hard on that as well: It announced seven MirrorLink-certified apps at the Paris Auto Show on Friday, including the popular Sygic for navigation and Parkopedia for finding parking spots.
Our job is to get as many interesting apps out there as possible, pledged Ewing. Ewing also contrasted Google's push for a consistent look and feel among Android Auto apps to MirrorLinks efforts to help developers hew as closely as possible to their phone apps design
So, now the buyers can keep this one in mind, that your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a new feature that can make your phone connected with your car.
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