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 more advanced Android Auto units, the sale at $859.99 makes it a little easier.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 27 Mar 2015 4:30 pm
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 expensive, the discount makes it a bit easier to get some Android Auto into your car.
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.
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.
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.
Update 8 a.m. EDT March 16: Google got back with us about Android Auto not actually being available yet...
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Pioneer has announced that it's updating firmware on its range of 2012 networked AV receivers with support for HTC Connect streaming capabilities. Announced back in June, Pioneer's HTC Connect support lets users with HTC smartphones stream multimedia content to supporting Pioneer devices, similar to the way HTC's own Media Link HD works.
Pioneer is the first manufacturer to roll out HTC Connect...
Posted by James Richardson on 26 Jun 2012 10:02 am
As more and more people switch to using smartphones the need for improved streaming increases. HTC have today announced '"HTC Connect," a new program designed to offer people a seamless visual and audio experience when using a HTC device, whether at home or in their car.
Pioneer Electronics are the first company to partner with HTC on the new project and will provide HTC Connect certified...
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