Tag Archive: CarPlay


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…]

Alpine Halo9 review: Android Auto and CarPlay are big and brilliant

The Alpine iLX-F309 Halo9 has a floating 9-inch display but only needs a single-DIN space in your dash. It’s about $ 899 at Amazon.

This may well be the best way for just about anyone to get Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

If you want to experience Android Auto — that is, if you want to experience Android Auto the right way — you’re going to need to do it on a touchscreen. Sure, you can get  [Read More…]

Three ways Android Auto drives circles around Apple CarPlay

If you want to use your phone in the car, then Android is your best bet — and for many, it’s your only option.

Using your phone in the car is an often awkward and often downright dangerous task. No one in their right mind should be using their phone one-handed while they drive to text, call, or open up some music. With this in mind, both Google and Apple have standardized, easy-to-use car modes for their  [Read More…]

Android Central 224: The Android Auto, CarPlay and smartwatch special!

Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay are going to be game-changers for many of us. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still have questions. So we brought in analyst (and engineer and former PR rep for a major manufacturer) Sam Abuelsamid for a fascinating discussion about what’s going to change for us in the cockpit. Of our 2005 Honda Civic.

And in the second part of this two-parter, Phil has some hard questions for iMore.com’s Rene Ritchie as  [Read More…]

First look at the Parrot RNB6 in-dash system running Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Finally a 3rd party infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Parrot came to CES 2015 with more than anyone had expected. Instead of announcing a new quad-copter or a jumping vehicle, Parrot showed off an in-dash car infotainment system. This system, codenamed RNB6, is a lot more than any third party in-dash unit that you can install in your car.

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