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Old 01-15-18, 03:12 PM
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Lexus announced support of Apple's CarPlay in upcoming new vehicles
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/15/1...s-detroit-2018

No mention of Android Auto. Hello? Last I checked, half the population uses one, half the other.
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Old 01-15-18, 08:31 PM
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Looks like its wired through USB only. Not bluetooth.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...tates.2101086/
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Originally Posted by seanfl View Post
Lexus announced support of Apple's CarPlay in upcoming new vehicles
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/15/1...s-detroit-2018

No mention of Android Auto. Hello? Last I checked, half the population uses one, half the other.
Well worldwide 85% of people use Androids while 14% use ios. In the US its more like 67% android and 32% ios. So yea, it will really be nuts if the add carplay and not android auto.
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regardless, it won't be a software update anyways- just new 2019+ models. No way they give the functionality away for free.
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Originally Posted by houligan View Post
regardless, it won't be a software update anyways- just new 2019+ models. No way they give the functionality away for free.
And Apple charges for it. If it could be back fitted it certainly wouldn't be free. Look at the NAV updates.
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Originally Posted by claypool0 View Post
Well worldwide 85% of people use Androids while 14% use ios. In the US its more like 67% android and 32% ios. So yea, it will really be nuts if the add carplay and not android auto.
That's actually a widely misleading figure. Old article, but relevant analysis.

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ndroid-windows
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Old 09-23-18, 04:41 PM
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Toyota will begin supporting Android Auto

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/23/toyota-reportedly-agrees-support-android-auto/
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Been searching all over this forum hoping to find a Thread which details exactly how one can install the neccessary hardware to enable Android Auto in a Lexus.
I swear I read something here that even showed step by step instructions to install some wiring harness? Im NOT technically proficient when it comes to electrical stuff of this nature, but would truly love to add this in my car. If anyone in this thread knows what Im talking about PLEASE insert some links here?

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Found on web but unsure if this is only option to get Android Auto.

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Originally Posted by GunnyFitz View Post
Found on web but unsure if this is only option to get Android Auto.

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The BeatSonic simply mirrors your phone, the you can use Android Auto on your phone, but won't be able to use any steering wheel controls or touch screen to control AA.

There are some other solutions that have more hardware (v-line). On the surface it seems like the best option, but looking through the comments it sounds like a massive headache.

Go to the forum search and type in "V-line" and you can judge for yourself. They have updated hardware they released back in June, but last time I checked there were still a ton of bugs.
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Just a heads up. Lexus is starting to roll out apple car play in the US. Any NX made in october will have it. Not sure about other Cars. For Canada its coming in January. No info on cars made before October but most likely they will offer it but sell it seperately.

source id salesrep at dealership at Lexus website

you have to search Lexus Nx apple carplay in google and click on the lexus.com link. If you go direct to the site and navigate to NX features it doesnt show up.

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Excuse the newbie response/question. Has anyone installed https://www.navtool.com/lexus.aspx and if so, what has been your experience. I've been thinking of purchasing/installing V5.0. What I saw with the GROM V2 was OK, but it was not Apple CarPlay. It indicates CarPlay like, but does not seem to be authorized by Apple.

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by ReggieFish View Post
The BeatSonic simply mirrors your phone, the you can use Android Auto on your phone, but won't be able to use any steering wheel controls or touch screen to control AA.

There are some other solutions that have more hardware (v-line). On the surface it seems like the best option, but looking through the comments it sounds like a massive headache.

Go to the forum search and type in "V-line" and you can judge for yourself. They have updated hardware they released back in June, but last time I checked there were still a ton of bugs.
Interesting. Now that you mention that I think I'd rather retain my steering wheel controls over seeing Android stuff on the Nav Screen. Since I mostly drive it in Sport S+ w Manual Shift, I rely much more on these buttons than I thought I would. I'm able to locate everything lightning fast w just thumbs. Paddle Shifting is ALL it's made out to be - for sure!
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