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2016 Civic: Apple or Android?

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Lets have a vote, will you be optioning Apples CarPlay or AndroidAuto?

I assume current phone choices will mainly dictate the choice... will infotainment choice end up dictating future phone choices??

we can debate the pros and cons too, although I don't imagine the two will vary much...
 

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Apple Carplay for me. Always and forever. I hate android's operating system, needlessly complicated with confusing menu mapping. (In my opinion to each their own). I have an iphone and just ordered my new iphone 6s last week.

I would say more likely than not, most automakers are going to offer both AA and ACP in their vehicles so i don't see a car dictating phone choice or vice versa.
 

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Considering that AA and Carplay blocks certain apps when in use i'd imagine the level of customization is about the same for both. They don't want to create more of a distraction for drivers (though they could make any customization a "in park" thing only)
 

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I'll most likely go android because I don't like the Apple operating system. Customization and the ability to root anything I want is what drew me to Android but we'll have to see how well the operating systems are transferred over to the car's infotainment system.
 

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Thats an intersting point actually...will it be possible to root your android car? Its one thing in your phone, but in a car where the systems are so codependent will they risk the contagion?
 

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Thats an intersting point actually...will it be possible to root your android car? Its one thing in your phone, but in a car where the systems are so codependent will they risk the contagion?
I severely doubt any of the infotainment systems on the market with AA and Carplay will have that level of customization/freedom. They keep the infotainment features locked down so people don't mess with them.
 

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I severely doubt any of the infotainment systems on the market with AA and Carplay will have that level of customization/freedom. They keep the infotainment features locked down so people don't mess with them.
So do I, but I also don't doubt that someone will 'jailbreak' the systems...
 

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I severely doubt any of the infotainment systems on the market with AA and Carplay will have that level of customization/freedom. They keep the infotainment features locked down so people don't mess with them.
I'm sure it takes some special access or some sort of back end work to mess with that stuff that needs to be there. And before deleting or modifying something important it might warn you about what you're about to do and what it could cause, much like what you'd experience when on a personal computer.
 

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found this gizmodo review of apple car play.... http://reviews.gizmodo.com/apple-carplay-review-siris-a-boring-but-useful-travel-1732548238

Like a responsible driver, I take a minute to get situated before I hit the gas pedal. So I queued up a Spotify playlist—something I used to do with a semi-functional FM radio transmitter that plugged into my phone—and looked up my destination in Maps, where I found a surprise. There is no keyboard in CarPlay. When you go to search for a destination, Maps pull up your favorite addresses, and if you tap the search icon, Siri asks you where you want to go. Say an address or “Siri take me home” or whatever, and the Siri charts the way. Pick a route and tap start, and Siri tells you where to turn. Of course, the navigation is only as good (or bad) as it is on your iPhone. Apple Maps has improved over the years, but I still prefer Google Maps which you can’t use with CarPlay—not yet, anyways.
 

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I currently have an earlier version of the tech in my car. It will work exactly the same between manufacturers. The HU connects to the phone through Bluetooth. The Bluetooth replicates touch commands from the HU to the phone. While the USB connection is strictly there to mirror the phone's screen.

All apps work the same. They have to be approved by Apple or Google and will be severely limited in touch commands. You'll be able to do music, maps, some ECU monitoring, and basic voice commands for phone and text. Don't expect much more without hacking both the HU and phone's firmware.

If it were me, I'd want Android simply because of the ability to do BT data streaming. IOS currently only supports that over WiFi. In the future, phones will replicate their screens wirelessly via a WiFi connection. That means if I want to connect wirelessly to my OBD2 for basic monitoring (required for modded turbo platforms), I'll need to do it through Bluetooth streaming, which I currently do now via an OBD2 wireless bluetooth adapter.

Here's the connection process to give you an idea of how most apps will work. But we won't get browser capabilities with either platform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhruQ45UVA
 

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Yeah, you don't pick Android Auto or Carplay, the car will do both. Whatever phone you plug in decides what you are using as the car side of this platform is dumb, it is just a type of screen mirror tech. Everything you see on the screen is actually being performed by your phone and not the car. This way you can add apps and update easily as it is on your phone, not the car.

I'll be using Android when I drive and the wife will be using the iPhone side lol.
 

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Quite interesting...

I see it almost like iTunes was to computers. It used to be that each computer would come with its own media player (they still do), but now everyone downloads iTunes (well, now its Spotify, but you get it). Similarly, many people download Google Chrome and don't use Internet Explorer.

Cars should just let people use the programs that work best. If people like CarPlay or Android Auto, just give the people what they want.
 

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Not able to connect Android Auto to Honda Civic 2016 EX

I was not able to connect my Android phone (GingerBread version) to Honda Civic 2016 EX. It showed an error on connecting.

Do we need to have a different type of USB cable to get this done?
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Only some specific Android phones can connect to this?


Has anyone been able to do this successfully?
 

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Gingerbread isn't going to work--it's four major versions behind the required Lollipop OS base--and probably won't even allow the Android Auto app to install.
 
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