Chinese Firm Unveils Android-based Car Navigation System
ArcherMind, a Chinese software development firm, in collaboration with Chinese hardware makers has developed the first in-car navigation system based on the Android operating system. Embedded with Marvell Technology Group Ltd’s ARM core processor, this system was exhibited at the Embedded Technology 2009 in Japan.
System comes with a 7-inch monitor with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and is intended to be attached to the dashboard of a low-priced vehicle.
The car navigation system also features functions to browse Websites, play music, receive news, use SMS (short message service), play audio books, etc. And it has a hard disk drive, an SD card slot and wireless communication capabilities such as 3G (W-CDMA) and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.