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Tesla CEO Wants to Bring Chrome and Android to the Model S

by Brandon Russell | October 26, 2013October 26, 2013 10:00 am PST

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In a recent question and answer session in Munich, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested the auto maker has plans to develop an Android emulator for use in its Model S, which is currently based on Linux. The CEO intimated that the software could make an appearance sooner rather than later; Android in a car with a 17-inch display will mean you’ll be able to run a whole slew of apps. Yelp, for example, could fit in quite well.

First up on Musk’s agenda, however, is to integrate Google Chrome into the Model S’s pre-existing system, a browser that is one of the most popular in the world. Tesla’s infotainment already includes several apps, including media, navigation (drive by Google Maps), energy, Web, camera and phone, so the basic building blocks are already there. But the Model S, which is quickly becoming the darling EV in the auto industry, might soon be come even more powerful.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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