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Samsung Galaxy and Note phones now support wireless Android Auto

The Galaxy S8, S9, S10 and Note 8, 9, and 10 are included

Official
Android Auto gets a big update, and it's going to be way better

The interface gets a complete overhaul

The interface gets a complete overhaul.

Chicago
Toyota TRD Pro family adds Sequoia, updates current models

Plus, the Tundra TRD Pro is now available as a double cab

Plus, the Tundra TRD Pro is now available as a double cab.

Official
Mercedes owners can buy digital options after purchasing their cars

Mercedes-Benz joins BMW with a 'downloadable content' model

Mercedes-Benz joins BMW with a 'downloadable content' model.

Official
Mazda's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit costs $199 plus labor

2014 and newer cars equipped with Mazda Connect are eligible

2014 and newer cars equipped with Mazda Connect are eligible.

Official
Jaguar and Land Rover now offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

It's standard on the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace and optional others

It's also an option on select 2019 Jaguar and Land Rover models

Official
2019 Mazda CX-9 gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, slightly higher price

Each trim also gets a few new goodies

Each trim also gets a few new goodies.

Opinion
When Android Automotive goes in the dash, Google wins — and automakers lose data

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Car Buying
How to test for a new-car infotainment system you can live with

Here's a car-shopping checklist of infotainment functions to test

Here's a quick checklist of infotainment functions to test and questions to ask when new-car shopping.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

Democratization of tech: Same – or better – amenities as luxury cars

One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (buil

ETC
Bosch builds an infotainment system that just might not suck

By reducing complexity while adding features, the tier-one supplier addresses No. 1 source of owners' frustration

Report
Cadillac's CEO on Apple CarPlay: ’extremely clunky’

We think he should take an honest look at Cue, too.

Someone's not pleased.

Opinion
Car technology I'm thankful and unthankful for

Automakers may know drivetrains and in-cabin comforts but fail at infotainment and connectivity

Here's what we appreciate, and the things that need rethinking.

Official
Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming

Next you fire up Android Auto, you'll have the option to stream your Plex music library.

Long Term
Official
Google finally integrates Waze into Android Auto

The app works nearly as well as it does on your phone.

Opinion
Tesla music streaming service? What's Elon Musk thinking?

Going up against Spotify or Apple Music is no small task.

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