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Toyota won't be using Android Auto in its US vehicles, favors its own system

Toyota has confirmed that it will not be adopting Google's Android Auto system inside its U.S. vehicles. The automobile maker will instead stick with its own Entune system for its in-car technology plans. According to the New York Times: John Hanson, the national manager of Toyota's...
Honda Civic

Honda put Android in its new Civic, but it could have done so much better

As we all await Android Auto, let's take a look at what Honda has whipped up in the meantime. After the fun and games of Mobile World Congress, Europe played host to another huge event, this time for the auto industry. The Geneva Motor Show is where the world's biggest car makers go every March...
Hands on with AutoMate Beta — Android Auto for your phone

Hands on with AutoMate Beta — Android Auto for your phone

Android Auto is a great experience, but it's not particularly easy to make a part of your life yet. There's no denying how cool Android Auto is. As a concept, it's everything we've wanted out of car stereos since everyone figured out Google Maps was infinitely better than whatever was living on...

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Ask AC: Do I need a special cable for Android Auto?

As we trudge through the early days of Android Auto, one question tends to pop up more than others in our Android Auto forums. And that is this: Do you need a special cable to use Android Auto? The answer, simply put, is "no." Any normal data cable should work just fine with Android Auto....
Spotify's smooth streaming is a great addition to Android Auto

Spotify's smooth streaming is a great addition to Android Auto

Next up on our quick tour of Android Auto apps — and as you'll recall from our Android Auto primer, that is apps that also support car playback; not separate downloads or anything — comes an application that needs basically no introduction. Spotify quickly solidified itself as one of the...
Pocket Casts on Android Auto

Pocket Casts brings podcasts to your ride with Android Auto

The first in our tour of the apps that are available for Android Auto starts with one of our favorite podcast players. Pocket Casts has been one of our favorite podcatchers for quite some time, employing an excellent mix of form and function. And it's one of the initial apps available with...
Ford CTO details plans for close integration between Android Auto and SYNC

Ford CTO details plans for close integration between Android Auto and SYNC

In an interview today, Ford CTO Raj Nair gave us a peek at how the company plans to integrate Android Auto into its upcoming cars. Speaking with Re/Code, Nair emphasized that Ford is approaching Android Auto integration in a way that gives consumers choice, looking for ways to make its own SYNC...
Android Auto

Getting started with Android Auto

Android is everywhere. In your pocket. On your wrist. Occasionally (and unfortunately) on your face. In your living room. Even in your kitchen. And now Android is in your car. In 2014 Google announced Android Auto. And in 2015 it's become a reality. Android Auto is devilishly simple. You...
Grab the Android Auto-friendly Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX for $859 from Amazon

Grab the Android Auto-friendly Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX for $859 from Amazon

Amazon is currently offering the Android Auto-friendly AVIC 8100NEX head unit for $859.99, almost 50 percent off its listed price. The Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX has a MSRP of $1,400, though Amazon lists it for $1,699.99. While still expensive, if you were looking to get your hands on one of Pioneer's...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Android Auto

Latest Google Play Services update enables Android Auto on the Galaxy S6

One of the most popular current phones out there now plays nice with Google's in-car Android product. Just a couple of days after we sent word that the Galaxy S6 — and a few other popular phones haven't been working properly with Android Auto, a fix has arrived. It's not a huge shock that the...
Android Auto and the GS6 is a no-go

PSA: Some of the more popular Android phones don't yet work with Android Auto

Being the first with a new tech toy often means putting up with a few hiccups. That's true, too, for Android Auto. Some of Android's more popular phones — as in some of 2014's biggest models as well as new entries in 2015 — are not playing nicely with Android Auto. On one hand we're not all that...
Hands on with AutoMate Beta — Android Auto for your phone

Hands on with AutoMate Beta — Android Auto for your phone

Android Auto is a great experience, but it's not particularly easy to make a part of your life yet. There's no denying how cool Android Auto is. As a concept, it's everything we've wanted out of car stereos since everyone figured out Google Maps was infinitely better than whatever was living on...
Snag a Pioneer Android Auto in-dash receiver for just $570 from Amazon

Snag the Android Auto compatible Pioneer AVH-4100NEX for just $570 from Amazon

Amazon currently has a pretty good deal going on the recently-released Android Auto-sporting Pioneer AVH-4100NEX — dropping the price of the unit to just $569.95. While the unit carries an MSRP of $700, Amazon's deal marks it down from its previous list price of $849.99. While it's still a tad...

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