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Ford announced back in January that all 2017 models would offer Android Auto compatibility through its Sync 3 infotainment system, and the company has today confirmed that this applies across its full range of vehicles: cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. You will, of course, have to purchase Sync 3 as an option if it is not included as standard in your chosen vehicle.

The first 2017 models are already on sale at dealerships, including the Escape, Fusion, Mustang and Explorer, with others due later this year. In addition, the company has promised to bring Android Auto to 2016 models equipped with Sync 3, though the wording – ‘opportunity to upgrade’ – sounds like you’ll have to pay for the privilege …

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In this week’s top stories: We go hands-on with the new $99 ZTE ZMax Pro, roundup the latest Galaxy Note 7 leaks and other Android phone news, and give you our picks for the 5 Android apps you should download this month.  expand full story

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Things in the world of USB-C have been complicated since day one, but as time goes on things aren’t getting much better. As more USB-C devices hit the market we continue to see issues with Type-C compliance here and there, but with most of these devices the violations lie in accessories, such as the charger. However OnePlus has made things worse with its recently released OnePlus 3.

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Cyanogen Inc has been hard at work over the past couple of years working an its alternative version of Android for OEMs, but it seems that can only take the company so far. We’ve seen a few devices here and there that offer the software, most notably the OnePlus One, however even with help from Microsoft, Cyanogen has never been very successful in its endeavors and today it’s clear that the company is suffering the consequences…

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Google notes that Android developers are now more frequently pushing updates to their apps. To insure that the frequent fixes don’t affect user cellular plans, the Play Store has several new features to reduce and be more transparent about data usage.

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