Want Android Auto in your car? You'll need the Hyundai Sonata 2015
posted by Chris P. / May 27, 2015, 9:59 AM
The first model from Hyundai's portfolio to receive the Android treatment is the 2015 Sonata — its flagship car. The model is actually already available for purchase, so only newer units will come with the update pre-loaded, while existing owners can get their system updated with Android Auto support at any local Hyundai dealership. Later this summer, the car maker will make the update available on its web site, so any owners will be able to simply download the new software onto a USB stick and update their vehicles themselves. The operating system is be operable through steering wheel controls, touch, and voice.
Before you get excited, however, keep in mind that Android Auto requires an active connection between your smartphone and your car's system over microUSB, and more importantly — an Android device with the Lollipop update. Seeing as the latest update is still to make it to more than 10% of all Android devices on the market, there's a decent chance that you'll either have to sit tight until you get yours, or upgrade to a newer device that comes with the update out of the box.
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I only hope the car's electronics don't get infected by Android's malwares....
posted on May 27, 2015, 10:02 AM 4
Since you are talking about malware and not a virus (there isn't a virus for Android), it doesn't infect other systems nor does it infect system files. So like any other malware out there, uninstalling the app or a factory reset at most, cleans the system.
posted on May 27, 2015, 4:32 PM 0
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Haters incoming... EDIT: I was too late
posted on May 27, 2015, 10:21 AM 5
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No joke, BobbyBuster is, I believe one of the most obnoxious people on the site along with Mxyzptlk.
posted on May 27, 2015, 10:32 AM 5
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I thought the Genesis was the flagship for Hyundai? Sonata is their midsize sedan, and the Elantra is their compact. Now, if I recall correctly, the Sonata is the highest selling of their models.
posted on May 27, 2015, 10:46 AM 0
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Awesome. I had my mind set on an Infiniti G37 as my next car. Until I found out it is set up for iPod, but not really anything else. There's no aux plug and Android owners trying to stream over bluetooth had issues. There is a USB port, but a memory stick doesn't show the track/artist info like an iPod does. I said f them and decided on a Lexus. Not in the market for new right now, but my next car will have Android in the car.
posted on May 27, 2015, 11:01 AM 0
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You chose a car over a blutooth feature? Wow...
posted on May 27, 2015, 11:31 AM 0
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Awesome. I hope more android cars comming. Honda or Toyota please
posted on May 27, 2015, 11:15 AM 2
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Soon, Android will be dominating.
posted on May 27, 2015, 4:04 PM 0
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Well that ruined my chance of getting it anytime soon...... One throw away Korean car was a lesson learned for me. Wont be in the market for a new car anyway until the wheels fall off mine, being a diesel that might be a while :p
posted on May 27, 2015, 3:31 PM 0
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