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Android Auto getting a massive UI update.
« May 08, 2019, 11:15:34 »
It looks like Android Auto is getting a massive UI update, and it appears to be coming soon [apparently being released in the Summer of the Northern Hemisphere].. So fingers cross it's not that far away ..

Android Auto Update | AutoBlog

The new UI just looks downright pretty!



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« Reply #1 : May 31, 2019, 13:11:45 »
Can you update yourself or does it have to been done at a dealer ?  Many Thanks.
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« Reply #2 : May 31, 2019, 13:52:14 »
Can you update yourself or does it have to been done at a dealer ?  Many Thanks.
I'm fairly sure you'll have to have it done via the dealer, there's several versions of the PD head unit used between different countries so all would need their own specific software update.

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« Reply #3 : May 31, 2019, 16:41:29 »
I would have thought as it mirrors what is on your phone it would just come via an update of the App on your phone?  :undecided:
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« Reply #4 : May 31, 2019, 16:52:41 »
What Daz said. Just look at the video above... Done on a Kona, using a beta version of AA.
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« Reply #5 : June 01, 2019, 01:40:27 »
What Daz said. Just look at the video above... Done on a Kona, using a beta version of AA.
Forget what I said then :whistler: bonus if it only requires a phone update :goodjob2:

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« Reply #6 : July 06, 2019, 22:45:37 »
An additional article run by CarAdvice recently ..

:link: APPLE CARPLAY, ANDROID AUTO UPDATES FOR 2019: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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« Reply #7 : August 02, 2019, 14:15:05 »
I would have thought as it mirrors what is on your phone it would just come via an update of the App on your phone?  :undecided:

It does.

Started rolling out for many people 2 days ago.

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« Reply #8 : August 02, 2019, 17:01:03 »
I would have thought as it mirrors what is on your phone it would just come via an update of the App on your phone?  :undecided:

It does.

Started rolling out for many people 2 days ago.

Cheers Lorian. I hope it improves consistency for me. When AA is working properly for me it is brilliant,  but it has been very hit and miss for ages. Mind you when I hopefully get my Hybrid Camry at end of month I might be losing it altogether. .. :crazy2:
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« Reply #9 : August 02, 2019, 19:19:23 »
Nice to hear that it's now being rolled out .. I need to get my wife to use it more on the vehicles we have. It might actually sway me to change back to Android again too..
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« Reply #10 : August 05, 2019, 19:50:17 »
Quoting a comment by portlad in this article: :link: Android Auto facelift unveiled - UPDATE: See our video walkthrough | CarAdvice

Go to the Android Auto APK. version 4.5.592854. I downloaded this several days ago & have the update now which works in my 2016 Hyundai. You need to clear the cache & Data of any previous Android Auto versions. Once that's done, it works brilliantly. The official release thru an automatic update or the Google Play Store is due in Australia in late September to early October, give or take 2wks or so either way. The icons look great, & it's all well laid out. This is the biggest update since the release of AA back in 2015.

:link: Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging 4.5.5928 APK Download by Google LLC - APKMirror

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« Reply #11 : August 06, 2019, 06:04:14 »
Option wasnt there for me yesterday even after clearing cache.

Could be a coincidence This morning phone patched Android to June 2019 patch level. Play store updated, Google play services updated and now I have the new version.


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« Reply #12 : August 06, 2019, 07:52:25 »
Do you think Hyundai will eventually enable "wireless" AA/AC through our wireless chargers in the car?
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« Reply #13 : August 06, 2019, 18:23:03 »
Do you think Hyundai will eventually enable "wireless" AA/AC through our wireless chargers in the car?

That would be awesome wouldn't it. I was going to try the hack I read about somewhere with a wireless dongle and an additional app, but running out of time now. Probably only have her for 2 or 3 more weeks.  :-[

You guys are lucky anyway.. Don't think they've even put AA into the Camry yet even though it is coming.. :cool:
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« Reply #14 : August 06, 2019, 18:44:45 »
Do you think Hyundai will eventually enable "wireless" AA/AC through our wireless chargers in the car?

That would be awesome wouldn't it. I was going to try the hack I read about somewhere with a wireless dongle and an additional app, but running out of time now. Probably only have her for 2 or 3 more weeks.  :-[

You guys are lucky anyway.. Don't think they've even put AA into the Camry yet even though it is coming.. :cool:

"Toyota says Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring tech is also able to be “retro-fitted” to certain models such as the new generation Corolla hatch and Camry sedan, but that will be at an extra cost.

Toyota Australia is yet to define how much the “retro-fitted” Apple Car Play and Android Auto update will cost on eligible cars."

So when its released for Camry at the end of the year then you can pay to get it added
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« Reply #15 : August 06, 2019, 19:01:21 »
Option wasnt there for me yesterday even after clearing cache.

Could be a coincidence This morning phone patched Android to June 2019 patch level. Play store updated, Google play services updated and now I have the new version.
Interesting. I installed it straight away which worked first time. I will test out the interface tonight cos I get my car today!

Do you think Hyundai will eventually enable "wireless" AA/AC through our wireless chargers in the car?
What do you mean? Bluetooth instead of with a cable?
:link: Google Rolls Out Wireless Android Auto, but Almost No One Can Use It - ExtremeTech
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« Reply #16 : August 07, 2019, 01:07:38 »
Do you think Hyundai will eventually enable "wireless" AA/AC through our wireless chargers in the car?

That would be awesome wouldn't it. I was going to try the hack I read about somewhere with a wireless dongle and an additional app, but running out of time now. Probably only have her for 2 or 3 more weeks.  :-[

You guys are lucky anyway.. Don't think they've even put AA into the Camry yet even though it is coming.. :cool:

"Toyota says Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring tech is also able to be “retro-fitted” to certain models such as the new generation Corolla hatch and Camry sedan, but that will be at an extra cost.

Toyota Australia is yet to define how much the “retro-fitted” Apple Car Play and Android Auto update will cost on eligible cars."

So when its released for Camry at the end of the year then you can pay to get it added

Out of principle I won't be paying more than a few $ for something that other manufacturers add for no cost. If they want more than $100 (I've heard $500 mentioned) I will be telling them to shove it!  :evil:
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« Reply #17 : August 07, 2019, 18:58:59 »
I tested the update last night (when I picked up my new PD2!) and it's much better. I showed it off to the dealer who was interested and took photos. He loved it! But weirdly enough couldn't get the update to then work on my wife's phone...which is slightly older than mine. Need more time to play with it.

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« Reply #18 : August 08, 2019, 07:26:54 »
Turns out I just had to turn the setting on "Try new android auto"...

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« Reply #19 : August 09, 2019, 04:07:56 »
If they want more than $100 (I've heard $500 mentioned) I will be telling them to shove it!

Get it negotiated into the contract of sale? Mazda knocked a further $350 off the purchase price for me as they "claimed" they didn't know how much it was going to cost for retrofit..

On topic, I put my wifes phone into Dev mode and played around with the new AA .. it looks much much nicer.
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« Reply #20 : August 09, 2019, 05:21:02 »
If they want more than $100 (I've heard $500 mentioned) I will be telling them to shove it!

Get it negotiated into the contract of sale? Mazda knocked a further $350 off the purchase price for me as they "claimed" they didn't know how much it was going to cost for retrofit..

Bit late now.. When I signed in May this possibility hadn't been mentioned. Apparently the voice control works pretty good via Bluetooth in Toyotas.
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