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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...
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 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...

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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...
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...

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