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Google updates kids animation app Toontastic 3D with new Cars 3 and Fruit Ninja themes [APK Download]

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Earlier in the year, Google released the impressive Toontastic 3D. The digital storytelling app was a follow up to the original Toontastic game by educational developer LaunchPad Toys, which was acquired by Google in 2015. The app allows kids to draw and animate their own stories to create a 3D video. The budding directors can even narrate their creations and add built-in songs to the soundtrack before sharing. In the latest update, Google adds new characters and settings as part of two additional themes.

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Google updates kids animation app Toontastic 3D with new Cars 3 and Fruit Ninja themes [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sphero’s new toy is an interactive $300 Lightning McQueen RC car that is actually pretty awesome

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Sphero is perhaps best-known for creating the Sphero ball and the Ollie, but the company's latest product is just a bit more complex. Of course, RC cars are nothing new, but this new Lightning McQueen model packs a ton of technology into a compact, friendly-looking package. In fact, there's so much tech inside that the $299.99 price tag kind of makes sense.

The app-controlled car, which is officially dubbed 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen,' was developed in cooperation with Pixar.

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Sphero's new toy is an interactive $300 Lightning McQueen RC car that is actually pretty awesome was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto hits eight more Kia models, with another added to the ‘coming soon’ list

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Kia's doing a decent job equipping its cars with Android Auto support, with popular models like the Soul and Forte already coming with it. Previously, eight Kias were already listed as being Android Auto-compatible. Today, though, the Android Auto site was updated to reflect that eight more Kias now support Google's in-car operating system, with an additional three on the way.

Here are the eight Kia models that were added to Android Auto's compatibility list today:

  • 2017+ Cadenza
  • 2017+ Carens
  • 2017+ Cee'd
  • 2017+ Forte5
  • 2017+ Niro
  • 2017+ Optima Plug-in Hybrid
  • 2018+ Picanto
  • 2018+ Rio

As for the 'coming soon' list, there are three models listed on the site; however, two of them were already there prior to today's update.

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Android Auto hits eight more Kia models, with another added to the 'coming soon' list was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto is now on three new 2017+ Mercedes-Benz vehicles

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Android Auto is becoming available on an increasing number of vehicles. Even if it's not as cool as the recently-announced 'Android Automotive,' it's still pretty nifty. Premium German marque Mercedes-Benz has just added support for Auto on three of its cars, starting from the 2017 model year.

Without further ado, here are the three Benzes that can now utilize Android Auto:

  • 2017+ GLS
  • 2017+ SLC
  • 2017+ SL

If you own one of these luxury cars and want to use Auto, you'll need a compatible phone (you probably have one already if you have the means to roll around in a new Benz) and live in one of these 31 countries.

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Android Auto is now on three new 2017+ Mercedes-Benz vehicles was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is building full-on Android for the car with Volvo and Audi

Monday, May 15th, 2017

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Today Google has revealed more info on their new standalone Android platform for cars. Unlike Android Auto, which just casts info from your phone onto whatever software your vehicle maker has tossed together, the new system is based on Android and brings some of the same tools Android Auto had natively. Google revealed this initiative at last year's I/O, but there hasn't been much news apart from Chrysler's concept back at CES.

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Google is building full-on Android for the car with Volvo and Audi was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE now supports up to 24 cars

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Carriers are always looking for ways to get you to add more lines, so a line of service for your car? Sure, why not? That's what SyncUP DRIVE from T-Mobile is all about, and today the carrier is making it cheaper to equip multiple cars with its tracking and diagnostic dongle. SyncUP DRIVE now includes as many as 24 cars on a single account at no additional cost.

SyncUP DRIVE is an OBD-II connector that relays data over T-Mobile's LTE network.

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T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE now supports up to 24 cars was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto now supports 6 Citroën vehicles, with another on the way

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Android Auto has been hitting more and more cars lately, and the most recent recipients are several 2017 Citroën models. If you live in the US and you aren't a car enthusiast, you probably haven't heard of this French automaker, but their cars are are pretty popular in regions such as Europe and Asia.

Here's the list of Citroëns that already come with Android Auto support:

  • 2017 C3
  • 2017 C4 Picasso
  • 2017 Grand C4 Picasso
  • 2017 C-Elysée
  • 2017 Jumpy
  • 2017 SpaceTourer

And here's the Citroën that will be getting it soon:

  • 2017 C4

To use Android Auto, you'll need to have a compatible phone (most are) and live in a country that Android Auto is available in (see list here).

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Android Auto now supports 6 Citroën vehicles, with another on the way was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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