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Pioneer’s Android Auto head units updated for better ‘voice guidance’

A new firmware update is available for Pioneer’s Android Auto-compatible head units.

The update to version 1.05x brings to all models — that’s the 4100NEX, 7100NEX, and 8100NEX in the U.S. and Canada — the following:

Improvement of voice guidance Minor bug fixes

In addition, the 7100NEX and 8100NEX are receiving support for AVICSYNC, which improves the built-in navigation features.

As always, be sure to read the installation instructions before attempting this one. Nobody wants to brick their car  [Read More…]

Pioneer’s NEX Android Auto units get a firmware update for better compatibility

Update over USB or SD card for the latest firmware from Pioneer for its connected head units

A quick heads up if you’re already rocking one of Pioneer’s new NEX head units that run Android Auto or Apple’s CarPlay — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models.

Pioneer’s AVH-4100NEX Android Auto head unit now shipping for $700

Dumb car stereos are about to truly get smart as the automotive solutions with Google and Apple hit the market.

The long wait for the first aftermarket head units that run Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay is finally over. Pioneer is shipping its entry-level AVH-4100NEX unit for around $ 700.

Pioneer’s NEX stereos are much more than just Android Auto

For years there’s been this growing sentiment among smartphone users who have to drive on a regular basis, and that sentiment usually involved being able to just dock your phone in the car and use the larger screen in the dash to use the things your phone already does very well. As cool as it would be for the infotainment center in the car to just be the receptacle for our phones, many of these in-dash systems do a  [Read More…]

Android Auto: Hands-on with Pioneer’s 8100NEX head unit

You don’t need to blow a fortune on a new vehicle to get to use Android Auto. A number of manufacturers, including Pioneer, are showing off aftermarket head units using Google’s automotive software. Like previous Android Auto implementations, such as the early versions shown off at Google I/O, Pioneer’s system lets you control your mobile world using your voice, or the built-in touch interface. Simply connect a supported Android phone over USB to link calls, messages,  [Read More…]