And now Android Auto, as you may know, is one of the two big players in the car infotainment playing field; Apple CarPlay being the other one. But unlike CarPlay which works on any lightning iPhone running iOS 7.1 or later, finding an Android Auto compatible smartphone is not as straightforward.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Televisions, digital cameras, home entertainment and soon in-dash car infotainment systems... That's the route Panasonic plans to take in the coming months. And to take it a step further, their in-car infotainment system might well feature a curved, high-resolution, capacitive touchscreen.
Apple has been hiring car experts for its automated/electric car project for quite some time now. And just recently they picked up a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, according to a LinkedIn posting revealed by Reuters.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
THIS POST HAS BEEN PASTED TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE DUE TO AN UPDATE. NEWER POSTS MAY BE BELOW.
UPDATE: Thanks to a heads up from one of our readers, Jason, I have updated this post to include five latest CarPlay compatible apps. As it stands, the Apple CarPlay compatible app list is now at 16. Thanks, Jason.
Android Auto is beating Apple CarPlay comprehensively, at least when it comes to the number of compatible apps. Even though CarPlay was announced and released much before Android Auto, Google's in-car entertainment system currently has an impressive 34 apps that are compatible.
Although more apps doesn't always mean a better system, it's always good to have additional options. Take listening to podcasts for example - if you don't like one particular app for some reason, just find another one.
Here is the complete list of compatible apps for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
By AppRadioWorld at 1:27 PM
Umano, an app developed by a San Francisco startup called SoThree, has vanished. Well, maybe not vanished because we know what happened to it. The voiceover app that allowed voice actors to read news content was compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.
Here's what happened.
After months of speculation, initial details about Apple’s electric car project have finally been revealed by The Guardian. Codename ‘Project Titan’, documents say, is ready for a test site. And Apple has already started looking for a place for its brainchild to call home. The location in focus: GoMentum Station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
So what and where exactly is GoMentum Station?
Friday, August 28, 2015
Remember the Parrot RNB6 which was showcased at CES 2015 early this year? Well, that's all it's going to remain - a memory. The aftermarket manufacturer announced on its blog that it is dropping plans of making a head unit to sell to consumers that would feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:01 AM
Even newer phones like the Motorola Moto G 2015, which was one of the first phones to get the Lollipop update, has issues connecting to an Android Auto system. And that's official now because Google themselves have acknowledged the problem on their Support page.
If you head over to the Android Auto Support page and scroll to the bottom, you will see a section that says "Known Issues". This is what it says...
By AppRadioWorld at 5:30 AM
Apple has confirmed, via its website, the date of its Fall Media Event to be held in San Francisco, California. The date is September 9, 2015 and doesn't come as much of a surprise as 9/9/15 was thrown around many times in the rumor mill.
Apple's banner on its website says "Hey Siri, give us a hint." The message has set more rumor wheels in motion as what to expect from the event.
By AppRadioWorld at 1:17 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you're a developer working on getting your app compatible with Android Auto, there's some news for you. Google has announced a new testing tool which has been released today. It is called the Android Auto Desktop Head Unit (DHU).
Read along for more details.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:04 PM