Tesla 17-inch dashboard to get Chrome browser and Android emulator



If you are looking for a luxury electric car, there is no better than Tesla Motors vehicles. These are the epitome of elegance and high-tech – what could make them better? How about a dashboard with a device that runs Google Chrome and Android.

tesla-dashboard-thumbTesla CEO Elon Musk is promising they are working on these features. When asked about building application for that beautiful 17-inch dashboard screen to take advantage of, Elon mentions the company will offer an Android emulator at some point. Developers will then be able to build apps especially designed for a better driving experience.

The emulator will only come after they have worked out other upgrades, though. More specifically, Musk wants to take care of localization and to add the Chrome browser. After that, an Android emulator should be the next step, which makes us pretty excited.

We hope none of you will be playing Angry Birds while driving, but imagine being able to get Waze in that huge display. This definitely makes the Tesla Model S one of my favorite cars, it’s just sad I can’t quite afford it. This bad boy starts at over $60,000 – that’s more than a Corvette! For now, I can just get a tablet and stick it in my dashboard.

[via Chromespot]

Edgar Cervantes

LG G Flex (flexible display smartphone) breaks cover in new photos, video

Previous article

Plants vs Zombies 2 is now officially available from the Google Play Store

Next article

You may also like


  1. The Model S already has Google Maps + turn-by-turn on it’s screen — just not the Android version.

  2. Yeah, and the Frunk can be ignited by a “BBQ” icon on the dash, no more striking a piece metal to ignite Frunk.
    Is Elon trying find that Frunk prankster?

  3. Wait! Android on an Elon Musk device?!? Is this April 1st?

    Of course, I suppose he very well couldn’t put Windows on it:

  4. Has it been rooted?

  5. Makes mobile portal hacking even better for Ingress

    1. Thanks for pointing that out. Now I HAVE to go buy a Tesla…

      BRB lemme sell a kidney. :P

  6. These are the best looking electric vehicles out.

    1. Best car out, period. In my opinion at least.

  7. What version of Android will the emulator run? JB? Bluestacks is still running GB. =.[

    Or is it? Let me go check.

    1. Considering that they run Linux as the OS and Linux is being merged with Android. They can run the latest version native.

  8. I already was looking at getting a Tesla at some point, but now I really, really am hoping I can swoop one up, by the time the emulator is ready to go to production!

  9. It’s only 60k? I thought it was a lot more. I’m sure once they add these features it’ll creep up a bit more.

    1. He’s right. The “Normal” Tesla that MOST people get is around $90k.

  10. That alone would make me walk out the showroom.

  11. Great, that’s just what we need. Another distraction for drivers who can’t pull their hands off of their phones.

    1. If a driver is being distracted by that, then they are most likely being distracted by their phone or other things. It being there or not is not going to have an impact on a person’s self control.

      On the other hand it will create an opportunity to create unique apps that help users. It also will allow people to use other radio services other than the default.

  12. I’ll stick with a tablet and some chewed gum.

  13. can’t wait till tesla can mass produce and get these cars more affordable, they have the big car companies running scared already banning their sales in states via corrupt politicians protecting their own interests (hint: making lobbyist money from protecting these big Corps)

  14. All I can think of is how nice it would look with a curved display. Better use of the curved tech than a phone

  15. Yeah…now install facebook on that thing and see the car’s 60-kWh battery drain out before you can even make it your neighborhood Walmart! :P

  16. Yeah…now install facebook on that thing and see the car’s 60-kWh battery drain out before you can even make it to your neighborhood Walmart! :P

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Automotive