Since its introduction in June, the Pioneer AppRadio—that displays apps on the radio—has performed well, says Pioneer, so it introduced at CES a full family of AppRadios, including the new AppRadio 2.0 that works with Android AND iPhone apps.
The AppRadio 2.0 also gets a larger screen, at 7-inches. The capacitive screen has pinch and zoom. It both controls and displays about 12 apps (via iPhone, with Android apps to be announced) including MotionX-GPS, Inrix traffic, Pandora and StreamS. It also includes Bluetooth, a rear view camera option and steering wheel option and two sets of pre-amp outputs. It should be available in April at $499 while the original AppRadio for iPhone only, remains in the line at $399.
Pioneer is also adding AppRadio capability to three 2012 head units including two AVIC in-dash models and one DVD/radio. They work with the iPhone only (4 and 4S) and include the AVIC Z140BH ($1200) and AVIC-X940BT ($800) and AVH P8400BH ($650). The former two models can control Pandora streaming over Bluetooth from an Android phone, as well as a new Aha Radio app for Android to be available this Spring. Both models also include HD Radio.
Pioneer will also show in Las Vegas starting Tuesday, a new head-up display that adds augmented reality. It should become available in Japan this year although a U.S. release date will be announced in the future.