Honda brings Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Civic's dash

Honda brings Android Ice Cream Sandwich to its Civic
By Chuong H Nguyen on 1 Oct 2014 07:30 pm

Honda is teaming up with NVIDIA to bring a Tegra-powered embedded Android experience to the Civic's infotainment system. Dubbed Honda Connect, the system is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra processor and runs a skinned version of Android 4.0.4 on a 7-inch touchscreen in the car. Honda Connect, which is different than Google's Android Auto initiative, will debut on the Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V in Europe early next year.

With Tegra's high performance, Honda Connect will deliver a touchscreen experience that's much like a smartphone or tablet. It's intuitive to use, with clear, crisp graphics that are simple to understand and navigate. Drivers and passengers will get a fast response when using gestures like pinch, zoom and swipe.

The Honda App Center that is preloaded will allow users to download apps for music, podcasts, and other content while on the go.

What do you think of running Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the car? Let us know.

Source: NVIDIA

Related: Android Auto News

Reader comments

Honda brings Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Civic's dash


A little outdated. I understand that the time it takes to develop a car is a long process, but why not have an up to date version of Android? Unless they plan on doing an update after its released.

> I'm the type of guy that stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

I just want Honda to fix their bluetooth music streaming with Android. As it currently stands, there is a 3 second delay between the screen and the audio. Not a real problem streaming music, but you can miss a turn while using Google Maps via the music stream.