Koenigsegg, Lada, and Borgward are the latest carmakers to sign up to Android Auto

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If you’ve had your heart set on a new Koenigsegg or erm, Lada, but you’ve held off on your purchase because you want your new car to use Google’s Android Auto infotainment system, it seems that you won’t have to wait too much longer. 

As reported by foxinyourbox on Reddit, Koenigsegg, Lada, and the newly resurrected, Borgward, have signed up to become Android Auto vendors. While Lada represents the budget segment, Koenigsegg is most definitely high-end with its much-anticipated One:1 hypercar that is currently undergoing testing at Germany’s Nurburgring track.

Borgward might be an unfamiliar brand to many, if not most of us, but it was a company that manufactured 4 different brands of cars before 1961: Borgward, Hansa, Goliath, and Lloyd before going out of business. With the help of Chinese investment, though, Borgward is on the comeback trail, with its BX7 SUV set to launch in Europe next year.

That makes it 50 car manufacturers that have signed up to become Android Auto vendors, ranging from the budget to the high-end segments.  Which car manufacturer are you waiting to see on the Android Auto bandwagon? Is having Android Auto on your next car a deal breaker? And which Koenigsegg are you getting ready to buy now that the sports car maker has signed up? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Android.com
Via: Reddit


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).