Aftermarket Android Auto Stories April 4, 2016

Android Auto now available in 18 new countries, including Brazil, Russia, & India

Google has today announced that Android Auto is now available in 18 new countries. In the tweet announcing the additions — which required more than a little bit of time to decipher — Google squeezed in 18 flag emoji (that, notably, weren’t available on Android until just recently with the Android 6.0.1 update)…

Aftermarket Android Auto Stories June 24, 2015

We first saw Kenwood’s aftermarket Android Auto units at CES in January, and the company has now announced pricing as the two models start shipping to dealers. The catchily-named DDX9702S and DDX9902S retail at $900 and $950 respectively (but on Amazon for $750), and support Apple’s CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Only the 9702S was on Kenwood’s website at the time of writing.

The two double-DIN DDX units are designed to be the center of a vehicle’s entertainment and information system. A large, 6.95-inch resistive touch display puts navigation, back-up camera view (camera required, sold separately), and a wealth of audio / video entertainment options at the driver’s fingertips. Each is equipped with Bluetooth technology to enable handsfree phone conversations as well as playback of streaming media from a Bluetooth-enabled phone or media device.

You also get built-in HD radio, HDMI input, DVD playback and support for Sirius satellite radio …  expand full story

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