Swiftkey Announces the AX1 Android-Powered Car Stereo System at CES 2014

 - Jan 9, 2014
References: clarion & techcrunch
The Swiftkey application announced it will be included in Clarion’s AX1 Android-based in-car entertainment system. Swiftkey is taking all that it has learned from the mobile environment and plans to apply it to other areas where it fits well.

The AX1 will come equipped with a web browsing, email, application access, GPS navigation and it will support 1080p full HD video playback on its 6.5-inch touch screen display. It can also be connected to your mobile device and it has an online music store where you can download and purchase your favorite songs.

SwiftKey co-founder and CTO Dr. Ben Medlock said: "We believe ‘connected car’ technology will be a growing trend throughout 2014 and is set to reach the mainstream. Partnering with a cutting-edge company such as Clarion demonstrates our real interest in this exciting sector and signals our ambition to become known as a leading platform for innovative, personalized technology."

Last year alone, Swiftkey's software was being used on more than 100 million devices around the world.

The AX1 is expected to be released a little later this year, and will sell for about $800 a piece. If the wait is too long, you can pre-order the device now.