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General Motors partners with Google for Android powered cars

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Not one day after General Motors said they'd found a mysterious technology partner to help extend the Chevy Volt's futuristic OnStar functionality do anonymous sources step in (as usual) to ruin the surprise. Though we thought RIM made a fine contender, Motor Trend says it's actually Google that'll reportedly "sell its Android operating system for in-car use." Last we heard, Google wasn't in the business of selling Android, but that wouldn't stop GM from using the open-source OS anyhow -- in fact, we already knew Android cars were on the way, and one's already in production. Let's just hope GM doesn't take the integration too far: we fear the day will come when our "engine" app spontaneously decides to force close.

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Well didn't Microsoft partner with Ford?

Yep, Sync. From what I've heard it works remarkably well with nearly any type of MP3 player and most phones. Unfortunatley there's no way to get it for your GM vehicles. I looked into potentially stripping the system out of a junk yard Ford or something, but it's apparently hard wired to the vehicles in a number of ways including VIN info

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