Tag Archive: Auto


What if your Android Auto experience wasn’t touch-based?

It’s not particularly common, but I found myself really enjoying this interface decision.

I don’t ask for many features when choosing a rental car, but Android Auto is usually top of the list. Having that bigger screen for Google Maps on long drives is so handy, and the large UI for calls and music genuinely make me a safer driver. I’ve gotten so used to it, it’s difficult to really enjoy a car without it.

This time,  [Read More…]

Android Auto is finally coming to select Toyota vehicles

Toyota’s starting with support for 5 models.

Android Auto is our favorite way to interact with maps, music, and notifications while on the road. To ensure as many people as possible can experience this for themselves, Toyota is finally jumping aboard the Android Auto bandwagon.

Toyota made the announcement at the Chicago Auto Show, saying the following:

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota has announced Android Auto compatibility for the first time in select vehicles, including  [Read More…]

Double SMS Messages on Android Auto? Here’s how to fix it

Android Auto has been a great addition to the Google portfolio. It has allowed the company to expand its platforms to a whole new field of consumer products. Auto also expands Google’s push of its in-house AI initiative behind Google Assistant. However, Android Auto is not without some bumps in the road.

You see, Android Auto is obviously designed to be mainly used with Google’s own product lineup of software. It has Google Maps, Messages, and Play Music tightly integrated  [Read More…]

What do you think about this Android Auto redesign concept?

Hey, Google — pay attention to this.

From controlling your music to following turn-by-turn navigation, Android Auto does a good job at helping you perform various tasks in a safe fashion while on the road. Android Auto received an update back in November to improve the UI for browsing and controlling media playback, but a new concept imagines what an even deeper Android Auto redesign could look like.

The biggest change in this mockup is the home  [Read More…]

These new JVC multimedia receivers offer wireless access to Android Auto

JVC just unveiled its latest multimedia receivers for vehicles at CES.

JVC is set to release its most advanced premium multimedia receivers for your vehicle so far, and they’re sure to please both Android and Apple users alike. Announced earlier today at CES in Las Vegas, the KW-V950BW and the KW-M855BW are the company’s first receivers to offer both wireless and wired access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

These latest product offerings from JVC replace last  [Read More…]

Ventev intros new charging solutions for home and auto

Ventev Mobile, one of our favorite brands in the charging and cable space, today adds a number of new products to its portfolio. Additionally, it has refreshed its lineup of current products, too.

New for 2019 are the wireless watchdock duo and wireless chargepad duo. The former allows for wireless charging of a phone and Apple Watch at the same time while the latter provides wireless charging of two phones at one time. Moreover, there are new wall chargers and  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

Sony’s Android Auto and CarPlay compatible head unit is down to $348

New life for the old car!

Amazon currently has the Sony XAV-AX5000 CarPlay/Android Auto head unit on sale for $ 348, which is a savings of $ 82. This replaces your existing radio or CD player and brings along some more advanced features and functionality without you having to get a new vehicle. Both Android Auto and CarPlay utilize information from your phone to create a safer driving experience by allowing you to use the maps from  [Read More…]

Grab Sony’s CarPlay and Android Auto head unit for just under $300 today

Add it today!

Right now you can pick up Sony’s XAV-AX100 CarPlay / Android Auto head unit for just $ 299.87, which is about $ 100 less than it normally sells for. This double-din radio has a 6.4-inch touchscreen and uses the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected and Android Auto for Android-powered smartphones. Both interfaces allow for you to use a custom skin displaying the content of your connected phone to complete tasks like navigation,  [Read More…]