NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google (GOOGL) is working on a version of its Android operating system that will be built directly into cars, allowing drivers to enjoy the benefits of being connected to the Internet, Reuters reports.
The Mountain View, CA-based global tech giant says drivers will not need to pair a smartphone to this version of Android Auto, a major improvement from Google's current Android Auto software, Reuters added.
The first vehicles with the new Android operating system, dubbed Android M, will debut in 2015, Reuters noted.
Shares of Google are trading lower by 0.41% to $512.51 today.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates GOOGLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate GOOGLE INC (GOOGL) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."