Additional models from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and Sony get official compatibility
AppRadio Mode, a feature of recent Pioneer in-dash car receivers, is expanding its official compatibility list: 16 more Android devices now function with the companion app to allow the use of dozens of popular apps directly from the in-dash receiver screen. This brings the total number of compatible Android devices to over 40. In-car app compatibility just keeps getting better.
Compatible Pioneer models include AppRadio 3 and AppRadio 2 smartphone receivers, a DVD receiver, and select navigation receivers. A connection kit is required for AppRadio, which is sold separately. Some Samsung phones require an additional connection kit on top of the standard one, including the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy S4.
The AppRadio app can be found through the Play Store link above, while the full press release and a list of the latest smartphones and their AppRadio-compatible OS versions can be found after the break.
PIONEER CONFIRMS 16 ADDITIONAL ANDROID SMARTPHONE MODELS COMPATIBLE WITH APPRADIO MODE PRODUCTS
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to enhance the in-vehicle smartphone experience by announcing that 16 more Android-based smartphones are compatible with AppRadio Mode in-dash receivers, including highly popular models from Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony. Compatibility with current and newly added Android smartphone devices enables the use and enjoyment of dozens of today’s most popular apps directly from the screen of AppRadio Mode products, including AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210 and SPH-DA110) and AppRadio 2 smartphone receivers, AVH-X8500BHS DVD receiver, and AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-Z150BH navigation receivers.
Connecting the newly compatible smartphones requires Pioneer’s CD-AH200C Android Connection Kit (sold separately). The original Samsung Connector (EPL-FU10BEBSTD) is also required for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 in addition to the Android Connection Kit.
Below are the latest compatible smartphones, with green indicating the newly announced device models and black showing previously confirmed models that are now compatible with the updated Android operating systems. More than 40 Android devices are compatible with AppRadio Mode receivers. For more information and a complete list of compatible smartphone models, please visit pioneerelectronics.com/android.