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Fords and Lincolns to run Android operating system, with Google apps built-in

Ford on Monday announced it has entered a six-year deal with Google to introduce the tech giant’s Android operating system to future Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

Ford will also rely on Google for cloud services as part of the deal, providing the automaker with access to Google’s experience with big data, including AI-based data analytics, for not only customer services but also to improve operations.

The first Fords and Lincolns running Android will appear from 2023.

More and more automakers are choosing to rely on third-party operating systems rather than spending the resources to develop a dedicated system. Others that have signed up for Android include Audi, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now Stellantis), Volvo, and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.

In most cases, the supplied operating system runs in the back end while a brand’s specific designs are used for key apps, such as the infotainment system. Ford already does this

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Best Fitness Apps 2021 | Everyday Health

Price $4.99 per month; Premium for $29.99 per month

Whether you want to lose weight, tone muscle, improve flexibility, or do all of the above, Sworkit has a workout to help you reach your goals. The app offers more than 400 unique workouts — think yoga for runners — and over 800 exercises to get you moving. With over 26,000 ratings in the App Store, Sworkit gets 4.7 out of 5 stars and very favorable reviews.

“I am just not a gym person, so I have tried numerous fitness apps and this is hands down my absolute favorite and the one I use exclusively these days.” says one reviewer in the App Store. “They provide highly customizable workouts. … The trainer does each exercise with you, and there’s an indicator for how much longer you have to that one particular exercise. Prior to starting the next exercise, there’s a demo

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