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New Android Emulator for Auto Developers

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9/1/2015 12:02:10 PM
New Android Emulator for Auto Developers
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Posted Tuesday, September 01, 2015 by Richard Harris, Executive Editor


New Android Emulator for Auto Developers
Google is releasing the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), a new testing tool for Android Auto developers. The DHU enables a developer’s workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes. 

Once a developer has installed the DHU, they can test Android Auto apps by connecting a phone and workstation via USB. The phone will behave as if it’s connected to a car and the app is displayed on the workstation, the same as it’s displayed on a car.

This allows Android developers to test pre-released versions of an app in a production-like environment, without having to work from a car. With the release of the DHU, the previous Android auto simulators are deprecated, but will be supported for a short period prior to being officially removed.

Developers will need an Android phone running Lollipop or higher, with the Android Auto companion app installed.


READ MORE: https://developer.android.com/training/auto/start/...





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