Volvo's new Android-powered Polestar 2 hands-on

  • Published on May 8, 2019
  • Android Automotive, a native version of Google’s in-car software, has been years in the making. Now, it’s close to prime time on Volvo’s Polestar 2, an all-electric Tesla competitor coming next year. We went hands on with the newest version of Google’s software in a prototype Polestar 2, and it’s shaping up to be quite amazing.
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Comments • 424

  • Mark Dillon
    Mark Dillon 2 months ago

    Any chance there will be a manual version ? 😬

  • Dave ris
    Dave ris 2 months ago

    Nah I dont need my car kidnapping me. Too much damn technology

  • Hansli Peterli
    Hansli Peterli 3 months ago

    More like OK google, do everything 10 times faster so you are actually useful...

  • Cameronthetitan
    Cameronthetitan 3 months ago

    Please stop saying “OK Google” in your videos - you’re triggering all our devices!!!!

  • Muhammad A.
    Muhammad A. 3 months ago


  • Ashok Rajkumar
    Ashok Rajkumar 3 months ago

    There is no gear in electric car

  • Raul Bernal
    Raul Bernal 3 months ago

    Will the boot loader be unlocked?

  • David C
    David C 3 months ago

    Cool that at least Volvo is admitting tech companies are better at UX/UI. Volvo's isn't as bad as a lot of companies (eg FCA, Ford, BMW) but this is better. That said, they need to use better hardware. There were obvious lags in this implementation vs the latter part where guy is using Android Auto (prob with a flagship Android Phone). It's kind of sad if they aren't putting in hardware that matches a Pixel in a $60k car. It may be that this is pre-production and not optimized. If not, they should benchmark off of Tesla Model 3. It's seamless, with no UI slowdown.

  • Zhou
    Zhou 3 months ago +1

    Why would you want to give Google of all companies control over your car?

  • Shaon D.
    Shaon D. 3 months ago

    Not sure I want google to be deep integrated in my car. This will be a privacy issue in future.

  • Omar Nuñez
    Omar Nuñez 3 months ago

    Pretty cool.

  • Chris Blunt
    Chris Blunt 3 months ago

    Andriod auto goes CarPlay

  • Prapull
    Prapull 3 months ago

    What if some day trump bans on some technology. Countries should stop using US tech

    • Ankit Singh
      Ankit Singh 3 months ago

      What are you gonna use beside Windows, Linux, Mac, iOs, Android, TheXvid, Twitter, Facebook, Insta??

  • Jean-Baptiste Vauthier
    Jean-Baptiste Vauthier 3 months ago

    this is great and all, but i don't think we should refer this brand as part of volvo anymore. sure they do use the same platform for the cars, but it's the same as huawei and honor, they are separated brands with separated teams, etc.

  • Edoardo Puiatti
    Edoardo Puiatti 4 months ago +2

    "It tells you what gear you're in" - It's electric! It has no gears!

  • Christian Adams
    Christian Adams 4 months ago

    So ill have to worry about my cars data overages now

  • Josh Jones
    Josh Jones 4 months ago

    4:38 Some black mirror stuff right there. HEELL NOOO

  • Marius Koen
    Marius Koen 4 months ago

    This is it, all future cars will eventually have this and a large touch screen, min 10 inch. Most manufacturers so slow to catch on.

  • Anthony Gallardo
    Anthony Gallardo 4 months ago

    Does it play natively?

  • Christoph
    Christoph 4 months ago

    Hope polestar used no Huawei Hardware 😜

  • LJM2stepspain
    LJM2stepspain 4 months ago

    How does a channel like this not understand you can't say the words "OK google" in videos these days?

    Kmon guys, even channels with a few hundred thousand subs have been keeping the keywords (hi alexa, ok google, whatever activates siri) out of their videos for some time.

  • HarizshahHamin
    HarizshahHamin 4 months ago +2

    Joke aside, I want this infotainment system to be mainstream and maybe other Car Manufacturers could use the software running their own skin.

  • Fatih Kocibar
    Fatih Kocibar 4 months ago

    I'm afraid of a car with android 😅

  • F H
    F H 4 months ago

    Gears in an all electric vehicle yes?

  • EqualsThreeable
    EqualsThreeable 4 months ago

    Due to Trump's executive order I don't see this coming to fruition. Android can't be working with those communist in China anymore.

  • aronnepiperno
    aronnepiperno 4 months ago

    I don't want a 4 wheel smartphone.

  • kevinranders
    kevinranders 4 months ago

    Wonder if this will come, as an update, to current 2019 models? Picked up a 2019 XC60 in November.

  • keybored101
    keybored101 4 months ago

    Thanks for saying Ok Google so many times! Why wouldn't you mute that part? Is this your first TheXvid review???

  • Comisionado
    Comisionado 4 months ago

    Just more ways of them to track us

  • Pepe's bodega
    Pepe's bodega 4 months ago

    I just want spotify app preinstalled in my car, is that to much to ask for? :( I own a renault

  • PaulBario
    PaulBario 4 months ago

    How come no one is talking about the fact that this may just be another way of Google to collect more in-depth data about you? No thanks

  • Daniel
    Daniel 4 months ago

    *Bixby has left the chat*

  • Dave
    Dave 4 months ago

    stop saying you have.... I have nothing.

  • ransom182
    ransom182 4 months ago

    No thanks.

  • Abdiel Alfonso
    Abdiel Alfonso 4 months ago

    The real question is, does it have a headphone jack?

  • Moviees Scenma
    Moviees Scenma 4 months ago

    But does it work...

  • Jack Graffi
    Jack Graffi 4 months ago

    For some reason I have a very positive view on the brand google but a negative view on the brand android. Is this just me? (I know they are both google)

    • ced
      ced 4 months ago

      Jack Graffi yeah because android it conparison to its competitor ios is unreliable whereas google is the best in it‘s business

  • surfie007
    surfie007 4 months ago

    The name needs changing because it’s way too similar to Android Auto

  • Trent Thomas
    Trent Thomas 4 months ago

    Still going with the Tesla Model 3 :D

  • Andrew Bermea
    Andrew Bermea 4 months ago

    This car gonna get hacked and crash lol.

  • Connor Bettini
    Connor Bettini 4 months ago

    I'm guessing google Home accessories will eventually be able to control it too?

  • OnyX Studio
    OnyX Studio 4 months ago

    Google expanding to automotive OS, smart and awesome.

  • RunBit
    RunBit 4 months ago

    I had to unplug my Google for me to be able to watch this in peace.

  • Nyankana
    Nyankana 4 months ago

    If the car runs on pure android... good luck dealing with system crashes

  • Mohammed Ismail
    Mohammed Ismail 4 months ago +1

    What if I have an iPhone?

  • Sander Van De Putte
    Sander Van De Putte 4 months ago

    Finally a car that could compete with Tesla apart from the Taycan. Ipace and e-tron are so sad :(

  • Patrick Mak
    Patrick Mak 4 months ago

    Nice car!

  • derkhaslol
    derkhaslol 4 months ago +1

    My car has also Google assistant built-in. It´s the worst while driving because she NEVER hears the right words. So kinda useless.

  • Simon King
    Simon King 4 months ago +1

    Stopped watching after you triggered my home speakers twice with "OK Google".

  • Paul Hawkins
    Paul Hawkins 4 months ago

    Great, let's all hand over even more of our personal data to Google.

  • Abe Castillo
    Abe Castillo 4 months ago

    It's not a tesla tho

  • redseasplitter
    redseasplitter 4 months ago

    I hope Google takes Android Auto seriously this is huge consistent updates to maps and the software is something that I love but with the software from Auto makers it's just bleh 😣 I'm really looking forward to to having AA in my own car in the future.

  • nin9liv3s
    nin9liv3s 4 months ago +5

    I like that it takes 5 times longer for Google assistant to turn down the temperature than to just press the minus button twice

    CHANDRA HASAN 4 months ago

    * Can I see Android automotive read tier pressure and friction?
    * I that possible control my fuel injection system?
    * Is that possible drive remote and control ?

  • dxelson
    dxelson 4 months ago

    Can you switch out good maps for other navigation apps

  • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

    Yes, I have been longing for this forever!!!! 🤣

  • Bill H
    Bill H 4 months ago

    HACK able

  • AndyPandy33
    AndyPandy33 4 months ago +2

    I don't want Google to control my car, are you crazy?

  • Onur Mutlu
    Onur Mutlu 4 months ago

    I think I like my stupid car instead of ‘smart’ car.

  • Thomas Davik
    Thomas Davik 4 months ago

    This is amazing. Finally something that can compete with Teslas infotainment system.