It took a while, but Android Auto is finally spreading. A few car manufacturers have already adopted it, including Ford, more and more people are gaining access to the feature. And now, Fiat Chrysler has announced that many cars with Uconnect will be getting Android Auto ... Read More »
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If you already own or are planning to buy a new Ford, you’ll soon be able to fire up Android Auto using Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. Ford has announced that Ford Sync 3 on its 2017 models will come with Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay pre-installed. The 2017 Ford Escape will be ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the ... Read More »
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Android Auto has the advantage of being easily updated because the software resides mostly on the smartphone rather than the car or head unit. The latest update to Android Auto has popped up on Google Play and while there aren’t many changes, it’s still a pretty important one.
The biggest change is to the home screen. The ... Read More »
Today Honda announced the details of the 2016 Honda Accord, and it looks like the car will be “among the first high-volume cars in the marketplace to feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.”
From the press release announcing the vehicle:
All 2016 Accords at the EX trim level or higher will feature 7-inch ... Read More »
Android Auto seems to be achieving widespread adoption, at least for future models of current cars. The latest company to announce support for the car system is Buick, which will include Android Auto alongside Apple CarPlay in the 2016 Regal and LaCrosse.
It’s actually a pretty nifty system. The Buick IntelliLink system ... Read More »
It seems that something is funky with the way Samsung implemented Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, at least on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. None of those devices worked with Android Auto for whatever reason, seemingly doing nothing when plugged into an Android Auto deck.
Now the Android Auto app has been updated to ... Read More »
Support and adoption for Android Auto is coming from many auto manufacturers, with several high-profile names already agreeing to add Google’s in-car system to their vehicles at some point in the future. Most recently, Cadillac has confirmed that some 2016 Cadillac-branded models will feature Android Auto on board.
Cadillac uses its own user experience ... Read More »
Android Auto was initially unveiled in 2014, but since then it’s been waiting in the wings until Google was ready to set it out into the world. While auto manufacturers have already pledged to launch some vehicles with the functionality in their own systems, the aftermarket in-car system is one area where Android Auto ... Read More »
Google’s Android is on a lot of different form factors out there, including smartphones, tablets, cars, watches, and televisions. It can be tough for a developer to be on all of those devices at once, but Google wants to help.