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GPL v3

Posted Aug 10, 2012 2:28 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: GPL v3 by miahfost
Parent article: GENIVI: moving an industry to open source

> I agree that the App market is not likely to be something that car makers care all that much about.

I disagree with this in the long run.

Think of the money to be made by allowing the kids in the back to install their games, watch movies, and do all the other things that they could do with android apps running on the car IVI system (assuming that the car companies charge some markup for their branded store)

All it will take is one company doing this and all of the sudden, the others will change their tune to cash in on the windfall.


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GPL v3

Posted Aug 23, 2012 13:26 UTC (Thu) by miahfost (guest, #51602) [Link]

But this will likely happen on tablets, game consoles, phablets, etc. The RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment unit) is likely only going to show movies and the like, not be a full blown computer.

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Posted Aug 24, 2012 2:27 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

"show movies and the like" now includes doing things like being able to play games.

besides, it's easier to just install a plain android device in the car for this, it handles so many formats, functions, networks, etc without any development effort.


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