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There logo has been on the apple Carplay site for a while too. We will have to wait and see what that translates into for our cars.
 

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"Note: Android Auto is available for newly purchased vehicles, and may be offered as a standard feature or optional feature. Availability is subject to change and may vary based on geography and trim level."

So according to the statement, there won't be an option for previous owners to get the system on there cars :(, as it will be available for NEWLY PURCHASED VEHICLES (Thank you captain obvious lol ). Hence, Hacking" looks like the only solution to get Android Auto in our cars. (An option already available)

Just imagine how many millions of customers would like to have this option in there cars if the system would be given as a free upgrade to previous owners, it would be crazy...
 

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I just purchased a CX3 two weeks ago, and while discussing the infotainment system with the dealer she mentioned that Mazda is no longer planning on baking Android Car or CarPlay into the infotainment system. I really hope she is wrong, but I wouldn't be shocked if this was true, with Mazda's silence on the matter for quite some time now.
 

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"Note: Android Auto is available for newly purchased vehicles, and may be offered as a standard feature or optional feature. Availability is subject to change and may vary based on geography and trim level."

So according to the statement, there won't be an option for previous owners to get the system on there cars :(, as it will be available for NEWLY PURCHASED VEHICLES (Thank you captain obvious lol ). Hence, Hacking" looks like the only solution to get Android Auto in our cars. (An option already available)

Just imagine how many millions of customers would like to have this option in there cars if the system would be given as a free upgrade to previous owners, it would be crazy...
The Android Auto website uses the same blurb for every manufacturer ('only available for newly purchased vehicles' etc.) so may not tell us much about Mazda's intentions specifically.

In any case, what is a "newly purchased vehicle"? Is a car brought in the past year "newly purchased"? Some would say yes so it is unclear as to whether some existing owners may get the functionality ...

I would say there is a good chance existing MY17 owners could get it; less sure on pre-facelift cars though.
 

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Interesting. I did reach out to Mazda earlier this week to see if I could become an official tester for them. Their response was to watch the website (Mazda USA in my case) as their team has made significant headway and there would be some sort of announcement soon. I would love if it did come within the month as I have a road trip at the end of June that I'd love to have AA for.
 

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I reached out to my dealer about this article and this is their response:

I had to call head office about that. It is currently in development for both Android auto and Apple car play but not currently available. They have been working on integration since 2014. When Mazda has it ready, there will be a posting on an official Mazda website so that they can let customers know. Sorry, I know that doesn't help.
 

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Does the latest homebrew AA support the commander nob? I'm still using the 0.93 release.

I have a feeling the official one will support the commander nob when they finally release it.
 

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Looks like Ford just rolled out Android Auto to their 2016 cars via an update. Would love to say that this is hopefully a sign that others are close but the article said they had hired 400 people to pull it off.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/f...-carplay-to-2016-ford-sync-3-cars-via-update/

Really hoping the email I got plus the odd article out of the Philippines point this way though. (And still can't find who I need to actually talk to in order to become a beta tester.)
 

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Maybe they are trying to fix the same bug we are
Not sure if that would be the case, Trezdog44, but you know more about this than me.

Visteon included full support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on the SDK for Phoenix (our head unit). https://developer.visteon.com/phoenix/AudioFocusManager.html

However, I could not find any development using their API's and SDK on this area. The AA Headunit app is based on previous developments from Mike Reidis, mainly on C, and predates the acquisition of the electronics division of JCI by Visteon.
 
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