Sony has announced it's first Apple CarPlay and Android Auto supported in-dash car infotainment system priced at $499.99.
Google is planning to release a standalone Android Auto app later this year, which will allow users to take advantage of what the platform has to offer, but without the need for a specific Android Auto-compatible car.
Apple and Google are eagerly taking shots at the next-generation in-car infotainment systems with CarPlay and Android Auto, respectively. Normally available as separate services on dedicated receivers from various manufacturers, Pioneer has started to ship its first aftermarket system with both CarPlay and Android Auto included in one unit. Head over the jump for further information.
Apple’s CarPlay has suffered more false starts than an old Ford, but it may finally be starting to get a foothold in the automotive world. While you can go out and buy a new Ferrari with CarPlay built in, that doesn’t help those of us with cars already parked in our garages. What we need is aftermarket solutions.
Google's new Android Wear, TV and Auto ventures were front and center during Google I/O, and as the dust settles on all the biggest announcements to come out of the developer event, we're now starting to find out the more interesting details about what Google will be working on this year.
Google's I/O developers conference has commenced over at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and during the opening keynote, the company introduced quite a few exciting new products. Among them, Android Auto - Google's own answer to Apple's CarPlay - and Android TV, which even in these early stages, looks a marked improvement on the failure that was Google TV. Below, we go hands-on with both, so if you want a first-hand look at what Google has been slaving over of late, be sure to join us after the break.
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