Ford has quite the presence at CES 2012. From the slick Evos concept car to the upcoming Focus Electric (with nice mobile app integration) and 2013 Ford Fusion, Ford has a strong showing (which is impressive, when you consider that the Detroit Android Central @ CES Auto Show is also this week). In addition to the mobile integration going with the Focus Electric, Ford's moving forward full stream with their in-car infotainment system Sync. Powered by Microsoft's Windows Embedded Automotive operating system, Sync has been leading the in-car media game for a few years now, and the latest version naturally kicks things up another notch. Sync integrates with BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android devices, allowing a driver to control apps on the device with a combination of voice commands, steering wheel controls, and the center stack and touchscreen.

 

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Ford shows off updated Sync vehicle Android integration

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so.... did you leave microsoft out of the syncable devices or does "microsoft" sync not really sync with microsoft? either way kinda funny.

I love my Ford, Sync, and Android... But it would be awesome if they would roll out Sync Applink (which was released in 2011) for my 2010 Ford. I really want to see the Artist and Song on my display while driving so I don't have to keep picking up the phone.

I have the 2012 Mustang, and while this functionality is impressive, it's a bit buggy on all the apps, and loses connection with my phone constantly. When they get the bugs out, it will be great.

Could be your phone. I had all kinds of issues with my droid incredible and sync in my 2012 Ford Edge. My new HTC trophy has had zero issues. So don't assume all the problems are with sync.