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New Android Auto Update coming

Various news reports showing a new update to Android Auto. While it is not available yet on the new Toyotas, I think there will be more pressure to add it.


https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/g...l-update-2019/
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AA will be standard in the 2020 Highlander, so others will follow.

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I find it interesting that Toyota would go to all the engineering, design, planning, etc. and leave out Android, in it's new model. Maybe they had to because of an arrangement with Apple. I think it's really shortsided as many potential customers have been wanting BOTH Apple and Android. Hopefully, it can be a firmware update at minimal cost or free for those that want it. On my antique 2013 RAV4 there is no hope for either. Like we have read on this site, the lack of Android is a deal killer for some, and Toyota loses customers.
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I like the new "plug it in and up comes Nav". Thats smart because with Qi charging that would be about the only reason to plug it in.

And yeah, we have decided to wait for 2020 (unless a fantastic house clearing deal comes along for a 2019) due to AA.

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Android auto after....

https://www.caradvice.com.au/754127/...-android-auto/

Looks like maybe the 19s will get aa (in Australia, only?)
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Yeah, the lack of AA seemed like a silly oversight. My data is old, but I remember a few years ago there were actually more Android users (across all Android brands) than Apple users. As mentioned above, I wonder if it was something contractual with an Apple kickback, like Apple would pay for the upgraded software if it didn't include AA.

I came from a 2002 4Runner so I just brought my trusty dash mount for my phone, heh. But, when the upgrade comes out I'll certainly be interested!
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