"This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

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"This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by Karmalakas » Thu May 21, 2020 6:13 am

Comparing C-HR with Qashqai and here's the part that lifted my eyebrow (5:18)

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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by drabisan » Fri May 22, 2020 4:48 pm

Unit doesn't look like European version. SiriusXM is an american feature. Although l/100km indicator. Maybe Canada?
Why would Toyota made the call no to have Android Auto on american/canadian version? I have no clue!
AFAIK in Europe we have Android Auto.

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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by Karmalakas » Fri May 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Phew...
Was scared a bit
And yes, it seems like it's some Canadian channel
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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by DutCHR » Fri May 22, 2020 7:13 pm

European versions of 2020 model C-HR have all Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Smart Device link.
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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by kupa » Sat May 23, 2020 1:53 pm

DutCHR wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:13 pm
European versions of 2020 model C-HR have all Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Smart Device link.

True, but it’s far from all EU country’s that officially has access to Android Auto at Google Play. I’m in Sweden and a search for AA at GP gives no result.

If you are on Android 10 on your phone it’s no problem, AA is installed by default as a system app. I’m on Android 9 at my Huawei P20 Pro so I have to sideload AA, and it’s been working just fine since day one when I got my new C-HR 2020 delivered at the end of February. :D

The C-HR in the video has license plates from Ontario and it’s a mystery why it’s said in the video that there is no AA, only Apple Carplay. Canada is definitely in the list of countries that is officially supported by AA.

Here’s the list:

https://support.google.com/androidauto/ ... 3174?hl=en

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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by DutCHR » Sat May 23, 2020 2:03 pm

So its maybe a little depending on country too..
There can be some local issues with the licence of AA or ACP. I know Apple wants always a bite of it too. :)

For Canada there is Apple Car Play but no Android feature.. maybe this is also for other counties. :roll:
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Re: "This has Apple Car Play, but no Android Auto"? WTH?

Post by Karmalakas » Sat May 23, 2020 3:05 pm

kupa wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:53 pm
If you are on Android 10 on your phone it’s no problem, AA is installed by default as a system app.
For a few years I had APK installed and only couple of weeks ago it got updated directly from GPlay. So maybe more countries got it too.
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