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Porsche is adding Google to its cars as VW’s software problems worsen

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Porsche said today that future models would include native versions of popular Google apps, like Maps and Assistant. The German automaker is the latest to support Google built-in, enabling native Android apps with over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

Earlier this year, Porsche said it was considering adopting Google’s software for its in-car infotainment in a sign that parent company Volkswagen was still struggling to fix its software issues. Today, VW said it was planning around 2,000 job cuts at its in-house software provider, Cariad, that will delay the launch of its new architecture, according to Reuters.

It was just a few months ago that VW rolled out an entirely new app store designed to serve its wide portfolio of car brands….

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