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We may be expecting an announcement at this week's Google I/O conference since there will obviously be a lot of developers there.

"We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership".

A preview of [Volvo's and Audi's] systems will be on display at Google I/O this week.If you are attending in person, see you there!

Earlier today, we reported that Volvo is switching to Android as the basis for its next-generation infotainment systems, and now Audi is also joining in on the fun.

This story, "Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars" was originally published by Greenbot.

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Volvo and Google are teaming up to develop the next generation of Volvo's in-car connectivity.

Around 7,000 people are expected to attend the annual Google I/O developer conference, being held at the firm's headquarters in Mountain View, California, from tomorrow until Friday. First Microsoft's Cortana made the leap from Windows to the Android lock screen, and Android followed up by integrating Alexa into its shopping app. No, we're not talking about the Android Auto intermediary that is being supported by more and more auto manufacturers, but the full-blown Android operating system. While the navigation map continues to use the Audi-typical HERE database, the driver can also choose to navigate with Google Maps. This means that Google Assistant will soon be available for third party home speakers as well, for instance, the Spot speaker by NVIDIA.

There's also talk of Assistant reaching GE's home appliances.

Since then, Google Assistant has become a standard feature for the newest Android Nougat smartphones. The Assistant is pretty much just Google's riff on Siri: it answers questions, sends messages, and can handle basic actions on the phone. It will feature a number of already popular Android applications as well as the addition of future ones. Google Assistant is slowly becoming more ubiquitous as time goes on. The Google iOS will run the touchscreens and digital dashboards of the cars. The Android devices received this update in February. They will feature modified versions of the Android iOS.

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