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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Android Auto

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Android Auto

It's a hard fact of early adopter life that not every new toy will work with every other new toy out of the box. Such is the case with Android Auto, which on occasion refuses to connect to some new phone that should happen to find its way into our car. So it's understandable that folks have...
Android Wear and Android Auto

Android Auto tip: Disconnect your watch (at least on long trips)

Here's an obscure tip that merges two niche Android products — but a tip that's important to those of us who dwell in these depths. If you have Android Auto in your car and wear an Android Wear watch on your wrist, you might find that the watch battery is being drained pretty significantly when...
Audiobooks.com for Android Auto

Audiobooks.com brings its disappointing app to Android Auto

We're not quite sure how Android Auto launched without an app for audiobooks, but such is the case. That's changed now that Audiobooks.com has added support. But the experience ... is not great. Audiobooks are hugely popular. Always have been, way back to the days when we kept a half-...
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ABC News app picks up Android Auto support

ABC News app picks up Android Auto support

ABC News is the latest app to add support for Google's burgeoning in-car system, Android Auto. The app's latest update brings support for the platform, enabling you tune in to ABC News Radio while on your daily commute. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in ABC News for Android: Android...
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Why one well-intentioned Android Auto safety feature may drive users to their old ways

Android Auto probably is one of my favorite advancements of the past year. The idea of having an car stereo that doesn't make me want to let the car gently make its way over the cliffs of Escambia Bay on the way home is, indeed, a very good thing. A user interface that doesn't suck. The best...
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Google gives developers a new 'Desktop Head Unit' for Android Auto emulation

Google today announced a new emulator tool for developers who are getting into Android Auto. The Desktop Head Unit will allow devs to properly work on Android Auto-compatible apps entirely in the virtual sense, all on your computer. You'll still need to connect your phone, but this will give a...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Android Auto

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Android Auto

It's a hard fact of early adopter life that not every new toy will work with every other new toy out of the box. Such is the case with Android Auto, which on occasion refuses to connect to some new phone that should happen to find its way into our car. So it's understandable that folks have...
Open Radio for Android Auto

Open Radio, and why long lists don't work in Android Auto

We've picked nits here and there about little things in some of the apps that are available for Android Auto. And mostly they're issues that could be cleaned up by Android Auto itself. And we've largely let them slide given that this is a new platform for Google and Android. But we've...
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Android Auto spruces up its overview screen for music, navigation

Google today has updated its Android Auto app, bringing a little bit of an update to the overview screen once you're in the car. The gist is that when you're listening to music of using navigation, you'll now get larger items in that center overview screen. They're definitely more attractive and...
Moto G and Android Auto

Google acknowledges problem with Moto G and Android Auto

We've got a new entry on the "Known issues" list for Android Auto, and it's an interesting one. We've been discussing the Moto G 2015 and Android Auto in our AA forums. Some folks (mainly, me) have been able to get it to work. But others haven't. And today, Google's dropped the following:...
Player FM for Android Auto

Player FM for Android Auto: Simple playback but cluttered listings

There's absolutely no shortage of podcast players available for Android Auto. In our 'tour of Android Auto apps, we've already taken a look at several from the usual suspects. But Player FM admittedly was a new one for me, despite it being in the same 500,000 to 1 million downloads category...
Third-party ROMs for Android Auto are coming

Third-party ROMs for Android Auto are coming

Hacking away at automobile infotainment is great for the tinkerers, but it raises legitimate safety concerns as well. One of the features to Android Auto is the promise of a semi-walled garden. Google controls what apps work in Android Auto, and what can be shown on the screen as to create the...
Parrot RNB6

Parrot ditches plans for consumer-centric Android Auto head unit, now targeting car manufacturers

At CES 2015, Parrot unveiled the RNB6, an in-dash car infotainment system with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. During the launch, Parrot said that the RNB6 will be available to customers as an aftermarket upgrade, but it now looks like that option is no longer available as the...

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