Android Auto Finally Released by Google!

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Android Auto

Google finally launched Android Auto, joining Apple’s CarPlay in offering consumers an easy way to connect their phones to a car radio while viewing a simple and familiar interface on the radio.

The feature is available today using select new Pioneer radios when connected to Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) in the US, UK and Australia, said Google on Twitter and on Google Plus.

We are now waiting on Pioneer to provide further details.

Android Auto offers simple radio access to navigation, music and phone/messaging when an Android phone is plugged into to the radio. Users get voice control and steering wheel control over key functions and see a familiar Android interface on the car radio screen that also provides touch screen controls.

The three new compatible Pioneer NEX radios are the AVIC-8100NEX,and AVIC-7100NEX navigation/radios and AVH-4100NEX AV/radio. They are also compatible with Apple Car Play and they all have 7-inch touchscreens.

We’ll provide more details as they become available.

Google’s announcement on Google Plus said:

“Starting today, you can get #AndroidAuto in your car with your #Android 5.0+ phone and compatible Pioneer head units. Available in US, UK and AU: www.pioneer-carglobal.com/AndroidAuto. Stay tuned for more partners coming soon!”

Source: Google

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3 Comments

  1. Just got word ourselves that Driven Audio will have the first shipment of Android Auto compatible Pioneer NEX models: AVH-4100NEX AVH-7100NEX units in Canada next week, with the AVIC-8100NEX coming in April.

    Looking forward to getting some hands on time with these models!

    http://www.drivenaudio.ca

  2. I just so happen to have these Pioneer models in stock!!
    “The three new compatible Pioneer NEX radios are the AVIC-8100NEX,and AVIC-7100NEX navigation/radios and AVH-4100NEX AV/radio. They are also compatible with Apple Car Play and they all have 7-inch touchscreens.”
    Linda Vandenburg
    Big 5 Electronics
    562.941.4669
    [email protected]

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