Microsoft might be dropping its MirrorLink Integration strategy to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile to connect cars.
It is speculated that Microsoft is no more bringing MirrorLink integration to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile in specific.
The Car Connectivity Consortium maintains a protocol called MirrorLink which enables it to connect smartphones with infotainment units. It works like Android Auto and CarPlay connectivity. The company, probably, had some thoughts of integrating MirrorLink to enable connectivity to the car, but due to some issues, it couldn’t use it. This is just a continuation of a path the company has begun to take to automotive integration.
While it might be easy to see this as another withdrawal from a burgeoning industry that Microsoft is becoming aptly proficient at, it may just be the continuation of a path the company has already begun take to automotive integration. A tip from an OnMSFT reader named James, reveals that that Microsoft is no longer among the list of MirrorLink partners.
Months ago, The tech Giant, Microsoft disclosed a similar strategy for automotive that would convert Microsoft, from the front-end user interface to the cloud-connected webbing manufacturer, who can bring more integration into the car experience.
There is no declaration as of now from the Company officials on the issue. Hopefully, we will get more information on Microsoft automotive efforts at the Microsoft’s build developer conference, on May 10, 2017.
Microsoft Build is an annual conference event, which is a platform of discussion for Software and Web Developers who use Windows, Windows Phone, MS Azure and other MS technologies. Its inauguration was first done in 2011 at Anaheim, California, from then it is continuing. In 2012, the build was held at the company campus in Redmond on October 30th. Later in 2013, it was held at Moscone Center (North and South) in San Francisco on June 26. The Build 2014 was held at the Moscone Center (West) in San Francisco dated on April 2. In the year 2015, it was held at the Moscone Center (West) in San Francisco on April 29. Then in the year 2016, it was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on March 30. Now, the company has unveiled that Build conference, 2017, this time would be in Downtown Seattle, Washington on May 10.