Sunday, April 19, 2015
JVC Kenwood Drops Hint On Possible CarPlay + Android Auto Head Unit Release Date
Back at CES 2015 earlier this year, JVC Kenwood unveiled plans on entering the Apple CarPlay + Android Auto playing field with a couple of double-DIN head units. At the time, the two head units announced were the DDX9902S & DDX9702S.
The announcement included a possible release date of "mid-2015" but no pricing information was mentioned. However, in a recent Facebook post this week, the aftermarket head unit manufacturer has offered a more specific release date.
The post on Facebook included the tagline "One Receiver, Two Solutions, Zero Confusion". Here is a screenshot of the post...
When asked by a couple of people on when the DDX9902S and DDX9702S be available, Kenwood USA replied with "end of May". That's about six weeks away.
Apart from featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the two head units could feature one USB input & an AUX input according to a separate comment from the company's Facebook account. Details from CES 2015 also suggested MHL connectivity, HDMI input upgradeable to wireless HDMI but no MirrorLink.
Full details should become available as the release date approaches.
Source: Kenwood USA via Facebook
By AppRadioWorld at 5:00 AM