GROM Audio’s car add-on USB adapter can now let you connect an Android phone to a factory radio so the phone serves as your media center.
GROM’s USB2 adapter works with a new Android app that became available on the Google Play Store Wednesday.
Using the USB2, drivers can now control their Android phone from the car radio or steering wheel controls.
They may can see and control playlists, artists and albums. The device also charges the Android phone or tablet. Factory radios compatible with the USB2 include those from Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and others.
The new app is called AALinQ and it is a free download. Installers must also download a new firmware update for the GROM-USB2.
The GROM-USB2 carries a suggested retail price of $129.99. It originally came on the market to add iPod/iPhone integration to a factory radio, as well as USB, AUX-In and Bluetooth. With the new app and firmware, it now also adds Android integration.
The AALinQ will also work with the GROM-MST3 adapter.
Source: GROM Audio