Samsung introduces Drive Link, a new in-car app for the Galaxy S III

If you’re a Galaxy S III user outside of the United States, you will soon have another option when it comes to in-car applications meant to keep you safe while driving. Today, Samsung announced Drive Link, a new app that’s meant to be used in the car when driving. Drive Link gives you access to entertainment, navigation, and communication, all with an interface that’s designed to be safer for use while driving.

With Drive Link, you will have access to your entire music library, the ability to place hands-free calls or send text messages hands-free, and the ability to navigate to your destination. The app features a clear and uncluttered interface which makes accessing your music, navigating, and communicating very easy.

With Drive Link, you will be are able to connect your smartphone to your car’s infotainment system or head unit, all thanks to MirrorLink, the new standard connectivity protocol that allows smartphones and car head units to communicate.

For hands-free communication, Drive Link features text-to-speech in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Since it’s all about being hands free and keeping your eyes and hands on the road, the app will speak out all incoming messages, emails, and updates from your favorite media sites via your car’s speaker system.

Drive link is launching on Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and will be available on other Samsung Smartphones running Android 4.0 in the future. The app will be available from the Samsung Appstore in 21 countries including: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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