10 million Android users went Apple, Samsung buys CarPlay competitor


10 million (or more) Android users may have moved to iPhone in the past couple of years — According to an app in the Google Play Store, at least 10 million Android users have switched to iOS in the last couple of years. As noted by travel12h, this figure is based on an app called Move to iOS, which helps Android users switch to an iPhone.

Samsung buying Harman to take on Apple’s CarPlay — Everyone wants a piece of your car’s dashboard, and Samsung is buying Harman to get its slice of driving experience. The US$8 billion deal will give Samsung a platform for linking our smartphones to our cars, along with a way for the company to compete with Apple’s CarPlay platform.
Harman is well known for its speakers, but it’s also a big name in the car market. About 65% of the company’s 2016 sales came from its automotive solution, which include security and connected safety, telematics, and embedded infotainment systems. Harman says more than 30 million vehicles are already using its systems. [Another inflammatory move by Samsung …]


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