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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Is The First AppRadio 2 Compatible Phone Running ICS

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Android phone to get official AppRadio 2 compatibility
Pioneer has updated it's list of AppRadio 2 compatible devices recently. The only obvious change is the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SPH-L700). This phone is compatible with the AppRadio 2 and runs Android's Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system version 4.0.2. If you've never seen the list of other compatible Android phone's here it is:

The Galaxy Nexus, also known as Samsung GT-I9250M in other markets, was released in January 2012. It features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, a 4.65 inch AMOLED screen with 720x1280 resolution and a 5MP camera. Connectivity to the AppRadio 2 is done using the phone's MHL port.

All other Android phones compatible with the AppRadio 2 run Android 2.3.4 or 2.3.6. The list from Pioneer is an official device list. There have been instances of phones, other than the ones on the above list, working with AppRadio 2. Even the need for buying the official Pioneer Android Connection Kit (CD-AH200C) has been questioned. Some people have managed to get their phones to work using third-party cables which cost way less than the $100 price tag on the official kit. Most details in these regards are still sketchy.

Photo courtesy: Samsung Mobile


  1. Mines running fine on a Galaxy Nexus running 4.0.4. It works great with a MHL adaptor off ebay.

  2. The Razr and Razr Maxx have Ice Cream Sandwich as well. They were updated last month by Verizon. Can't speak for any other carrier.

    My wife has a Razr and I have a Maxx. Both of which got the ICS pushed by Verizon last month (May 2012).

    1. Did you have to do anything about the firmware on the radio? I have the RAZR Maxx and it will not work.

  3. HTC Evo LTE 4.0.3 works fine also. probably not the same configuration as everything else i assume but all the functions work after configuration. had a couple problems at first but quickly figured it out. minor process upon every car startup, but worth the work for more than a 15 minute drive! lol! happily help out if u need!!

  4. Has anyone tried it with galaxy nexus and 4.1 jelly bean? Is this the reason I cannot use the appradio's touch screen to control my phone?

  5. Sony Xperia S
    with Android 4.0.4
    works on Pioneer AppRadio 2

  6. I have the new galaxy s3 & the app radio 2 but it is not yet supported or compatible please hurry i practically live in my car with my job i need my Pandora back ok thanks

  7. I have a LG Viper with Android 4.0.4. Will this work?

  8. Anyone know if the HTC Sensation 4G works with this or not?


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