The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is set to launch here in the US in a couple of weeks – October 17th to be specific – and a bunch of other countries. While the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, we have no idea when that’s coming, unfortunately. Samsung is working with the Connect Car Consortium (CCC) for MirrorLink. Which HTC has already pledged to the Connected Car Consortium earlier this year with the HTC One M8.
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“With volume production of MirrorLink-enabled vehicles currently taking place at Honda, PSA Peugeot-Citro«n, Toyota, Volkswagen and many others, MirrorLink has clearly entered mainstream acceptance as one of the world’s most compelling connected-car technologies.”
“MirrorLink helps Samsung fulfill its promise of category leadership by offering drivers a broad range of features and vehicle compatibility when they need to safely use a smartphone on the road,” said Chan-Woo Park, Vice President of Samsung. “Matched with the sheer number of MirrorLink-enabled, mass-market vehicles currently rolling off assembly lines, the MirrorLink-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge give consumers the extraordinary opportunity to continue their Galaxy experience without interrupting one of the most attentive activities of their day.”
Now that Samsung is on-board with the CCC for MirrorLink, you can expect to see the popularity of MirrorLink grow drastically, as Samsung is hugely popular. The Galaxy line alone brings in tens of millions of smartphones each year. And the Galaxy Note 4 will be their best seller, as the previous Galaxy Note’s before it have been. It’s great to see Samsung working with the CCC for MirrorLink, but it’d be better to see them jump on board with Android Auto as well. Hopefully we’ll see something from Samsung for Android Auto, I’m sure they’ve got something up their sleeves there.
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