Almost 80 percent of smartphone owners use apps in the car, according to a recent study by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pioneer.
Pioneer also announced Wednesday that its Android kit for the AppRadio2 is now available. The $119 cable kit lets the AppRadio2 work with 15 models of Android phones, in addition to working with the iPhone.
The AppRadio 2 ($499) is an in-dash control station, much like a speaker dock for a smartphone, only for the car. It can control select apps, and music from both Android phones and the iPhone, while displaying song information and art and app info on a 7-inch capacitive touch screen.