Android Auto Stories July 21

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SDS announces new Android 10.3-Inch Retrofit Touch Screen for BMWs

While not Android Auto, BMW drivers are getting a new third-party Android in-dash system by way of Safe Drive System’s new Advanced ANDRO 10.3-inch Retrofit Touch Screen officially announced today.

Android Auto Stories July 20

GOOG: 968.15


India’s Maruti Suzuki brings Android Auto to 5 older vehicles via software update

Arguably one of the most disliked aspects of modern cars is their built-in infotainment systems. For this reason, many manufacturers are choosing to include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to make the experience better. This is why India’s Maruti Suzuki has released two 2017 cars with Android Auto built-in and is updating five older models to include the feature…

Android Auto Stories June 30

GOOG: 908.73


‘Ok Google’ hotword not working in Android Auto, workaround available as fix incoming

Rolled out to Android Auto last December, “Ok Google” is particularly useful and convenient while driving. However, a recent bug appears to be disabling the hotword functionality for some. Fortunately, Google has isolated the issue and has a workaround until the fix is ready.


Android Auto Stories May 30

GOOG: 975.88


It seems like we’ve been saying that Waze is coming to Android Auto for ages now, but in the public eye, very little progress has been made. Waze announced plans about two months ago for a beta test, and today it’s finally taking action on that.

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Android Auto Stories May 19

GOOG: 934.01


Pioneer announces new semi-affordable Android Auto in-dash units

Android Auto is arguably one of the best in-dash systems on the market, especially compared to the receivers that come pre-installed in some new cars. Thankfully, if your new car’s entertainment system doesn’t include Android Auto, you can swap it out for a number of Pioneer aftermarket units. Plus, Pioneer has just announced three new in-dash receivers that are more budget friendly…

There’s good news for anyone with a 2016-model Ford. The company has announced that a software update will allow its entire fleet from that year to use both Android Auto and CarPlay. Android Auto supports phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.

While you can take your car to a dealer to do the update for you, that isn’t necessary as there are a couple of DIY options …

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