Microsoft Teams on Android Auto: What to expect
The company only said that users will be able to “join meetings and make calls” from the calendar view. However, Microsoft didn’t confirm whether it’ll integrate with messages from the service or engage in some of the other Teams-specific features, like file and data collaboration. It is important to note that users shouldn’t tackle complex work tasks while they are driving.
At I/O 2023, Google also announced the integration of other video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Webex with Android Auto. Both apps arrived on Android Auto in September 2023. However, Microsoft hasn’t explained why it took so long to release Teams for Android Auto.
Recently, Android Auto got new apps including The Weather Channel and YouTube. The platform even offers games for passengers. Drivers can also play these games when the car is parked. Titles include a version of Solitaire and a racing game called Beach Buggy Racing 2.
Google says Android Auto currently integrates with 200 million cars. The addition of Microsoft Teams is also expected to come in handy for users.
What is Android Automotive
Android Automotive is another product from Google that has a similar name to the infotainment system. Unlike the Android Auto app, this is a full-fledged infotainment operating system. According to a report by Engadget, Google has suggested that the adoption rate of Android Automotive has exploded in the past year.
The report claims that car manufacturers have started to phase out internal infotainment systems in favor of Google’s operating system. Companies like Chevrolet, Volvo, Polestar, Honda, Renault and GM have all announced the adoption of Google’s platform.