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Android Auto coming...

Post by Boyle de Cabbage » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:29 pm

https://www.cars.com/articles/mazda-to- ... 0694439589

No timeline yet but retrofitting proposed. Whoopee!
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by rockposer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:44 pm

I know plenty of people will be excited about this but personally not fussed, not something particularly require if I'm honest
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by igloo_si » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:19 am

and no price. most likely not just a software update
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by Boyle de Cabbage » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:55 pm

igloo_si wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:19 am
and no price. most likely not just a software update
The article referenced mentioned an extra piece of hardware; so yes, probably a fee. BUT after that no subscription will be required for traffic updates. You will have them free (Android) not sure about Apple and CarPlay (but seeing as Apple try to monetize everything I guess Apple users will pay.)
Maps will be updated frequently rather that once a year and you will not need to spend any time yourself loading stuff onto an SD card.
The music database (Gracenote) can be retired; so no more tracks unrecognised.
There can be more integration when texts and call are received.
You can let friends track your progress for meeting up.
And plenty of such yet to be imagined - such as GCHQ being able to know what you are talking to your passenger about!

I can understand some people can't see any purpose for this but then again there was an IBM executive in the 1950s who thought the market for mainframe computers would amount to no more than 5 machines.
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by igloo_si » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:08 pm

i'm all for android auto, i'm in google ecosystem anyway so :thumbsup

i just know mazda will charge for the upgrade
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by Boyle de Cabbage » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:16 pm

igloo_si wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:08 pm
i'm all for android auto, i'm in google ecosystem anyway
That's just two us then.
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by Gus » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:08 pm

I read the article as coming with new models, no mention of retrofit?
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by Boyle de Cabbage » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:54 pm

Gus wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:08 pm
no mention of retrofit?
Not in those exact words, but the sense of retrofitting is mentioned. Other sources have been publishing similar and suggesting a small hardware addition. Perhaps a change to the heads up system pixel display to show more from the Android Auto source?

It all fits: infotainment version 60 has been suggested for a while to be the version bringing AA.
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by rockposer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:08 am

Boyle de Cabbage wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:55 pm


The music database (Gracenote) can be retired; so no more tracks unrecognised.
You don't need the Gracenote database to recognise tracks, the track info is stored in it's metadata ID-tag.
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Re: Android Auto coming...

Post by igloo_si » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:31 pm

anyone heard any more news on this?
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