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BMW poised to introduce Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range, and scrap subscription fees
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25th Nov 2019
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BMW poised to introduce Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range, and scrap subscription fees

German carmaker BMW is expected to finally roll out Apple CarPlay across its entire range and scrap costly subscription fees from next year – and introduce Android Auto for the first time. BMW is the only car company to charge a hefty $479 over three years for the Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring technology – on models it is available – even though it’s standard on a $15,990 Kia Picanto.
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Joshua Dowling
Samsung adds wireless Android Auto support
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4th Oct 2019
1 min read

Samsung adds wireless Android Auto support

Samsung has become the second Android phone manufacturer to support wireless Android Auto, following in the footsteps of Google's own Pixel phones. According to a report from Android Police the Galaxy S8, S9 and S10, along with the Note 8, 9 and 10 all support wireless smartphone mirroring – provided the user is running Android 9 and version 4.7 of the Android Auto app. You also need to be in the USA, Canada or Mexico.
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Scott Collie
Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
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29th Aug 2019
2 min read

Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Skoda has officially launched its latest infotainment software with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, debuting in the all-new Kamiq crossover and related Scala hatchback. Dubbed 'Wireless Smart Link', the feature "makes for even more convenient use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto" by allowing compatible smartphones to use the mirroring features through a bluetooth connection, rather than a USB cable.
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James Wong
Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled
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3rd Jun 2019
1 min read

Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled

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Derek Fung
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3rd Jun 2019
1 min read

Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled

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Derek Fung
Toyota introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia, but there’s a catch
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8th May 2019
2 min read

Toyota introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia, but there’s a catch

Toyota Australia is finally poised to roll out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its new-car range – starting with the new RAV4 which goes on sale this week. However, the technology won’t be fitted to cars on the production line until later this year. The initial batch of new-generation RAV4s delivered in Australia between now and the fourth quarter of 2019 will need to be taken back to the dealer for a free upgrade if customers want to take up the option.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota USA confirms Android Auto for new cars
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8th Feb 2019
1 min read

Toyota USA confirms Android Auto for new cars

Toyota USA has confirmed the 2020 Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get Android Auto capability. In Europe, the privilege will also be extended to Aygo and Yaris buyers. Initially, the technology will only be available on newly-purchased vehicles, and Toyota hasn't confirmed whether it'll be standard-fit or an optional extra.
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Scott Collie