Nissan today announced that the 2019 Sentra, excluding the base Sentra S model, features standard CarPlay and Android Auto.
The sporty SR Turbo variant also loses its manual transmission, going CVT-only from here on out.
Every few weeks for so, Google updates the Android Auto website with a list of newly-supported cars. This time around, though, there are far more cars (and head units) than usual from a wide variety of brands that have just had AA support added.
Android Auto makes accessing your phone’s music, navigation, and more in your car easy and safe. It features tons of compatible apps and easy commands thanks to Google Assistant. If you want to go further with Android Auto, you should know about a few quick tweaks to make it better. 1. Force Day or Night Mode By default, Android Auto changes between day and night modes based on your car’s settings. If you’d rather force the light or dark theme all the time, you can do so with a trip to Android Auto’s developer settings. Just like the standard Android...
The new 2019 Toyota Camry and Sienna will get Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support, according to order guides seen by CarsDirect. It doesn't appear that either vehicle will get Android Auto capabilities. Toyota has taken longer than other manufacturers to integrate smartphone infotainment systems into its vehicles with the 2019 Avalon being the first to get Apple CarPlay
As with any major software release, Google’s recent launch of Android 9.0 Pie hasn’t gone off without some early bugs and issues. The company just pushed out an Android Auto app update to get its in-car experience working nicely again with Pie, but owners of the original Pixel XL are having some troubles of their own.
Android Auto hasn't been playing nice with Android 9 Pie. There have been reports left and right of numerous bugs: missing text notifications, a disruptive buzzing sound in calls, and frequent crashes. Fortunately, the Android Auto team is aware of these issues, and reports that it's fixed at least one — Android Auto version 3.5 should solve the crashing problem.
In an interesting twist, BeyondPod, a podcast manager that has been around since seemingly the beginning of Android, has been removed from Android Auto. This isn't entirely surprising - prior to this April, it hadn't had a public update in two years, and people had been complaining about the huge amount of bugs.
There's no need to buy a brand-new car if you want to use smartphone apps like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink. These systems can be made to function in older vehicles, thanks to after-market kits and gadgets.
Amazon doesn't just want to compete with Google and Apple in your home. It's coming for your car, too. Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be "Hey Alexa" ready through the car infotainment system — a territory Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have inhabited for years.
Tata Motors has introduced Apple CarPlay on the Nexon’s infotainment system, which was previously available only with Android Auto. The higher-spec trims of the Nexon, the XZ, XZ+ and XZA+ (automatic) get the Harman-sourced 6.5-inch infotainment system that responds to voice commands.
Mazda is talking up the second gen CX-9 mid-size crossover. The crossover has three rows of seating and has gained some new options for the 2019 year model. The base CX-9 starts at $32,280. Buyers who opt for the Touring trim or higher will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for the infotainment system.