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Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

Google's released the Android Auto app, a vital component to sending data from your Android smartphone to your car... assuming you have a compatible head-unit. Back at Google I/O 2014 we first heard about Google's plans to put their operating system inside vehicles through Android Auto, but it...
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...
Toyota

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...

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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...
Android Auto compatibility check tool

About the Android Auto compatibility check website ...

The online tool that is supposed to tell you if your phone will work with Android Auto is decidedly not working. Android Auto works with Android 5.x devices. But if you're really not sure whether your phone is compatible, there's a tool at android.com/auto/check that'll tell you if you're good...
Pioneer 4100NEX

Pioneer's NEX Android Auto units get a firmware update for better compatibility

Update over USB or SD card for the latest firmware from Pioneer for its connected head units A quick heads up if you're already rocking one of Pioneer's new NEX head units that run Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models. The...
Pioneer launches new Android Auto-compatible head units, starting at $700

Pioneer launches new Android Auto-compatible head units, starting at $700

Pioneer has released the latest versions of their NEX in-car receivers, compatible with Google's Android Auto platform. These new systems, which first debuted at CES 2015, offer integration not only with Android Auto, but Apple's CarPlay. They also come with Pioneer's AppRadio, which connects to...
Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

Google's released the Android Auto app, a vital component to sending data from your Android smartphone to your car... assuming you have a compatible head-unit. Back at Google I/O 2014 we first heard about Google's plans to put their operating system inside vehicles through Android Auto, but it...
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX

Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX Android Auto head unit now shipping for $700

Dumb car stereos are about to truly get smart as the automotive solutions with Google and Apple hit the market. The long wait for the first aftermarket head units that run Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay is finally over. Pioneer is shipping its entry-level AVH-4100NEX unit for around $700....
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...
Toyota

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...
Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just Android Auto

Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just Android Auto

For years there's been this growing sentiment among smartphone users who have to drive on a regular basis, and that sentiment usually involved being able to just dock your phone in the car and use the larger screen in the dash to use the things your phone already does very well. As cool as it...
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Android Auto: Hands-on with Pioneer's 8100NEX head unit

You don't need to blow a fortune on a new vehicle to get to use Android Auto. A number of manufacturers, including Pioneer, are showing off aftermarket head units using Google's automotive software. Like previous Android Auto implementations, such as the early versions shown off at Google I/O,...

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