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Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see temperatures in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and vice versa

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The love story between Google and bugs is one that will seemingly never end. Case in point: the company has just solved a problem first reported 13 months ago on its Google Product Forums concerning the incorrect temperature scale being shown on Android Auto head units.

Basically, people in the US (one of the only places in the world that uses Fahrenheit) randomly began seeing temperatures in Celsius on their Android Auto head units, whereas users overseas in countries like the UK, Canada, Italy, and so on had Fahrenheit pop up on their screens.

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Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see temperatures in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and vice versa was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

VLC version 2.5 brings more Material Design UI, enhancements for Android Auto & TV

Monday, December 4th, 2017

VLC, the video player that can handle practically anything you throw at it with no config tweaking, has been updated to version 2.5, marking the first update to the stable channel of the popular media player in over a year. In addition to a lot of interface tweaks bringing it more in line with Material Design guidelines, visual changes have also come to Android TV and Auto.

In the VLC interface, album art is now used as a blurred background when playing and navigating.

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VLC version 2.5 brings more Material Design UI, enhancements for Android Auto & TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Nissan Kicks and Jeep Wrangler will support Android Auto

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Android Auto and Apple Carplay keep making their way into more and more cars. The latest two to be announced with the smartphone connectivity integrated are the 2018 Nissan Kicks and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The Kicks is a compact crossover and will have a centrally-mounted 7" display with Auto and Carplay support. It will come in three models: Kick S, Kick SV, and Kick SR, and will be available in spring of 2018.

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2018 Nissan Kicks and Jeep Wrangler will support Android Auto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Nissan Kicks and Jeep Wrangler will support Android Auto

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Android Auto and Apple Carplay keep making their way into more and more cars. The latest two to be announced with the smartphone connectivity integrated are the 2018 Nissan Kicks and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The Kicks is a compact crossover and will have a centrally-mounted 7" display with Auto and Carplay support. It will come in three models: Kick S, Kick SV, and Kick SR, and will be available in spring of 2018.

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2018 Nissan Kicks and Jeep Wrangler will support Android Auto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto swerves and parks onto smart’s cars, starting with three 2017 models

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Android Auto keeps reaching more and more car brands around the world, and now we know it's officially coming to one of the teeniest cars around: smart.

The Android Auto website was updated to add smart to the list of supported brands, and on the dedicated page you can see three models that should either be upgradable to Android Auto from your dealer or should come with Auto straight away if you purchase a new one now:

  • smart fortwo 2017
  • smart forfour 2017
  • smart fortwo cabrio 2017

If you own one of these and you live in a country where Android Auto is available, you may want to call your local dealer to see what's up.

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Android Auto swerves and parks onto smart's cars, starting with three 2017 models was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Sony XAV-AX100 Android Auto unit is $348 ($50 off), XAV-AX200 is $449 ($50 off)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

When Android Auto was first introduced, your only option for using it was to buy a brand new car. But soon enough, third-party head units (like the lovely Sony one pictured above) started showing up. Now that you can run the full Android Auto interface on your phone, you don't strictly need a compatible head unit, but they're getting cheaper anyways.

Now you can get the Sony XAV-AX100 and XAV-AX200 head units for $50 off the usual prices.

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[Deal Alert] Sony XAV-AX100 Android Auto unit is $348 ($50 off), XAV-AX200 is $449 ($50 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto is now available on some Alfa Romeo models, as well as one more Fiat and two head unit manufacturers

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Android Auto has been hitting more and more cars. Having just reached one Italian car manufacturer, Google's in-car OS has just spread to another: Alfa Romeo. Two models are listed as compatible, with another two as 'coming soon.' It's also reached another Fiat and two aftermarket head unit companies you've probably never heard of.

Without further ado, here's the list of new cars getting Android Auto:

  • Alfa Romeo
    • 2018+ Giuletta
    • 2018+ MiTo
    • 2018+ Giulia (coming soon)
    • 2018+ Stelvio (coming soon)
  • Fiat
    • 2017+ 500X

We've also been informed that two head unit manufacturers, 'CVTE' and 'MMAUTO,' are now supported.

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Android Auto is now available on some Alfa Romeo models, as well as one more Fiat and two head unit manufacturers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto is crashing randomly for many Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

For the circumstances in which Android Auto is used, you'd think that Google would pay extra attention in getting everything just right. But with issues in just the past few months regarding Maps, the Ok Google command, and Play Music, it's clear that that's not the case. Our latest Android Auto issues come from owners of Google's brand-new Pixel 2 XL.

This report, like virtually all others, comes courtesy of Google's Product Forums.

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Android Auto is crashing randomly for many Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Over 400 cars and aftermarket stereo units have Android Auto

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Android Auto was announced at Google I/O 2014, but it didn't start showing up on cars until the following year. Like Apple's CarPlay technology that was announced the same year, Android Auto is designed to use your smartphone as the 'brains' for your car's head unit. No more outdated and ugly head unit interfaces; just Google Maps and whatever other Auto-compatible apps you have installed.

According to the Auto page on Android's website, there are now "over 400 compatible car and aftermarket stereo models available right now" with Auto.

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Over 400 cars and aftermarket stereo units have Android Auto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BBC iPlayer Radio app updated to support Android Auto [APK Download]

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

If you've ever sampled the BBC's excellent radio output, there's one app you really need in your life: BBC iPlayer Radio. It's a one-stop shop for all BBC radio shows, from sport to comedy to current affairs, and while the app may have its quirks, it's still a mostly good experience on Android.

The latest update to the app includes support for Google's in-car OS Android Auto (as well as Apple CarPlay), so you can more easily and safely listen to your favorite shows while you're behind the wheel.

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BBC iPlayer Radio app updated to support Android Auto [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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