Vivaldi Launches on Android Automotive, Now Available in Polestar 2

Vivaldi has just announced support for Android Automotive, therefore becoming the first browser to be available in a car powered by Google’s operating system.

The application can already be downloaded from the Google Play Store in a Polestar 2, as Vivaldi has teamed up with the Swedish premium electric car manufacturer specifically to make this project happen.

Given it’s specifically aimed at drivers, the browser can only be used when the car is not in motion, though the audio streaming will continue even if you start driving. The video is obviously blocked to prevent distraction behind the wheel.

Vivaldi says it tried to bring the Android browsing experience to Android Auto, and this is the reason you’re also getting signature features like tabbed browsing.

“Developed for Polestar 2 by the Vivaldi team in Norway, the app brings full browser functionality to the 11-inch center display with Android Automotive OS in the car and functions similarly to how it would o… (read more)

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