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Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Cars are getting smarter but most of them require you to actually buy a new car. Not so, says Sony. All you really need is its new XAV-AX7000 CAR AV Receiver, presuming you can install a new head unit into your car, and you can pretty much get thee basic conveniences of having your smartphone displayed on your dash. And better yet, it’s good looking as well and even has a dedicated button for your voice assistant needs.

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Android Auto update delivers new messaging and media features

Android Auto update delivers new messaging and media features

Today, Google announced a new update to Android Auto that has a couple of changes centered around making things easier. First and foremost, the company has improved Android Auto's content search and browsing capabilities in a number of different apps. Those that are getting in on the ground floor are apps like Google Play Books, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Spotify, and Pocket Casts, though more apps will be getting this functionality in the future.

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2014 and up Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit hardware costs $199

2014 and up Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit hardware costs $199

Mazda has announced that it has rolled out extended support for smartphone integration on some of its older model cars and SUVs. Mazda has a dealer added an accessory that will bring support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to some Mazda vehicles going all the way back to 2014 model year. The vehicles have to be fitted with the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

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Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade is how it should be done

Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade is how it should be done

Mazda has begun offering its long-anticipated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade for existing cars, offering drivers a straightforward way to bring the smartphone projection tech into their current vehicle. While the automaker began offering both Apple and Google's systems in its most recent models earlier this year, it also bucked auto industry trends by promising an upgrade route that didn't involve buying a whole new car.

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Jaguar Land Rover Apple CarPlay and Android Auto finally added

Jaguar Land Rover Apple CarPlay and Android Auto finally added

Jaguar Land Rover is adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support to its dashboards, starting with the 2019 I-PACE EV but also offering the smartphone interfaces across various other models. The news addresses one of the lingering frustrations among Land Rover, Range Rover, and Jaguar drivers, though they'll have to buy a new car in order to get the updated infotainment.

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Jaguar to put CarPlay and Android Auto in new and existing vehicles

Jaguar to put CarPlay and Android Auto in new and existing vehicles

There are a lot of features on modern cars you don't think you need until you have them. Things like power windows and locks or fancy infotainment systems with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Once you have those features it’s hard to live without them. Jaguar has announced that it will start offering both CarPlay and Android Auto in its new and existing vehicles in the US.

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Toyota Android Auto support is reportedly a done deal

Toyota Android Auto support is reportedly a done deal

Toyota is finally adding Android Auto support to its dashboards, with sources claiming a deal has been struck between Google and the Japanese automaker. The car company has been one of the more resistant firms to the idea of allowing smartphone-makers to colonize their infotainment touchscreen, only agreeing to Apple CarPlay support back in January of this year.

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Sony’s XAV-AX3005DB car audio receiver has massive 6.95-inch screen

Sony’s XAV-AX3005DB car audio receiver has massive 6.95-inch screen

Sony has unveiled a new in-car AV receiver that has a gigantic touchscreen called the XAV-AX3005DB. That screen is 6.95-inches and the receiver supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on compatible devices. That means you can shoot the output from compatible apps out to the larger screen on the receiver for use when driving.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 gains ventilated seats, CarPlay, and Android Auto options

2019 Mazda CX-9 gains ventilated seats, CarPlay, and Android Auto options

Mazda has announced the 2019 CX-9 midsize crossover SUV and it will hit dealers in early September. The CX-9 will start at $32,280 and has gained some new options for the 2019 year model. The big new options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those two features are standard in Touring trim or higher.

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2018 Mazda6 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

2018 Mazda6 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both the sort of features in a car that you don't miss if you have never used them. Once you have used them, it's hard to do without. Mazda has announced that the 2018 Mazda6 will get a dealer installed upgrade to bring CarPlay and Android Auto to the Touring trim and higher at no cost.

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Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda has announced that an optional update is coming to all new vehicles that are fitted with the MZD Connect multimedia system. The update will allow iPhone users to take advantage of Apple CarPlay integration. That means improved support for making calls, sending messages, and listening to Apple Music.

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Android Auto “minimize app” let’s you live dangerously for a while

Android Auto “minimize app” let’s you live dangerously for a while

As dangerous as it may be, there’s no escaping the fact these days that you will need some mobile app or function while driving. Rather than completely shut people out, who will then resort to actually using their phones, platforms like Android Auto offers safe ways to access those functions. There will always be cases, however, when Android Auto just doesn’t cut it. And rather than directly endanger lives, Google might soon offer a “minimize app” feature that will let users return to their usual Android home screen just for a little while.

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