Android Auto

Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Connecting smartphones to car dashboards isn't exactly new. Having those dashboards support Google's Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay, or both, is just a bit newer. But doing all of that without getting tangled in USB cords is definitely fresh off the press. That's exactly what Pioneer is delivering with its three new 2018 in-dash NEX receivers, promising the convenience of wirelessly connecting your Android phone or iPhone to your car. It can even control your home from a distance too!

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Android Auto is getting a slick new interface

Android Auto is getting a slick new interface

Android Auto is about to get better looking and easier to use, cutting down on driver distraction in the car while putting your favorite media at easier reach. The in-car smartphone projection system is being updated at Google I/O 2018, complete with new UIs for third-party apps and smarter messaging.

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Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo plans to bake Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and other services into its dashboards, offering the functionality regardless of the type of smartphone drivers might have. The new feature was announced on the eve of Google I/O 2018, the search giant's annual developer event.

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Android Auto Wireless reminded me of Google’s big Pixel mistake

Android Auto Wireless reminded me of Google’s big Pixel mistake

Google enabling Android Auto Wireless is great news, but Pixel phones' lagging behind iPhone in one key area does put the brakes on how useful the update is. Putting down your smartphone while you're behind the wheel is safety advice all of us would do well to remember. I just wish I could put my Pixel 2 XL down on a wireless charger when I do.

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Android Auto Wireless goes live – but there’s a catch

Android Auto Wireless goes live – but there’s a catch

Android Auto Wireless support has quietly been enabled, with Google now allowing Pixel and Nexus phones to cut the cord with compatible in-car infotainment systems. The update means that you'll no longer need to plug your smartphone in with a cable in order to see Android's car-specific, safer-to-use interface on the dashboard.

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Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Last year, Android Auto users began reporting an issue involving pixelated or otherwise disrupted graphics that, in some cases, resemble the artifacts present in a highly compressed JPEG. Dozens of bug reports and user posts rolled in, but the issue has persisted for months with little commentary from Google. That changed over the weekend when the company announced that an official fix will be launched in June.

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Tidal is now on Amazon Fire TV, Android Auto

Tidal is now on Amazon Fire TV, Android Auto

In the battle of the music streaming titans, it's almost easy to forget the likes of Tidal if not for the usual controversy that Jay-Z's company finds itself in. This time, it isn't bad news that the service is sharing. Continuing its expansion to more devices, platforms, and audiophiles' hearts, Tidal is announcing a new app that will its own blend of music streaming to the Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. Plus, it's also bringing those tunes to your car via Android Auto.

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Android Auto lets you use your phone with a swipe up

Android Auto lets you use your phone with a swipe up

Smartphones of all flavors these days often come with a number of distraction-free driving features for when users are behind the wheel, keeping their focus on the road by limiting things like notifications and app interactivity. Google's own Android Auto is one such system, and while it does a great job of eliminating distractions, there are still some instances when users need to interact with their phone despite it being connected to their car. Thankfully, a new option is rolling out that makes this much easier.

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YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

While Google has recently brought interesting new features to Android Auto, like Google Assistant and wireless pairing, there are still some things it refuses to add, more for safety than anything. Of course, that’s not going to stop some very enterprising app developers, especially those with access to an unofficial Android Auto SDK. Take for example this all too obvious YoutubeAuto app, which, funnily enough, adds more than just YouTube to your Android Auto enabled vehicle.

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JVC KENWOOD Wireless Android Auto receivers coming

JVC KENWOOD Wireless Android Auto receivers coming

Google Assistant is everywhere at CES 2018, including inside cars. Google has announced that its AI-powered personal assistant is now available on the automobile incarnation of Android. This has encouraged partners, particularly multimedia receiver makers like JVC KENWOOD to wholeheartedly embrace Android Auto in their lineup this year. Especially since Android Auto now also supports a much awaited feature: wireless connection with smartphones.

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Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

CES isn’t usually Google’s time to grab the spotlight but this year, it’s making its presence felt in a rather new way. No, there’s no new Google product or device being announced. Instead, there are dozens of new ones. Confused? You probably will be once you take a load of all the new speakers, headphones, smart displays, and in-car audio systems debuting at CES 2018. Despite hailing from different brands and coming in different forms, they all have one thing in common. They all have Google Assistant inside.

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Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Android Auto users now have another music streaming app option: Plex. The app can be used by Plex users to stream music from the user's personal music library, giving them in-car access to their favorite albums directly from their own media center. This differs from the other music apps available through Android Auto, such as Pandora, which streams music from the service itself.

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