Android Auto releases today with Pioneer

Pioneer Android Auto

AVH-4100NEX Android Auto

Back in January, Pioneer announced their plans to be the first manufacturer to release stereos with Android Auto. That day has come, as starting today you can get three different Pioneer stereos that come with Android Auto: the AVIC-8100NEX, the AVIC-7100NEX, and the AVH-4100NEX.

The first model, the AVH-4100NEX costs $699, with the AVIC-7100NEX costing $1,199.99, and the AVIC-8100NEX costing $1,399.99. Each model going up will give you more features, but each has Android Auto and all that comes with that. If you want to check out more information about the Pioneer units, head here.

Doing a quick search on Pioneer’s site, it looks like you can buy these units on Pioneer’s site, Crutchfield, and a couple other sites. However, it’s likely we will see these quickly pop up in places like Best Buy.

Android Auto is only compatible with phones that run Android 5.0 or higher, considering Android Auto is running Lollipop itself. I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with someone about the process of creating Android Auto, and I can tell you they have worked very hard on making sure this system will be a great experience from the get-go, and that they have the user solely in mind. For more information on what Android Auto is like and what it does, check out my experience with Android Auto at CES.

Android Auto is the first operating system made for a car by a company that knows how to build an OS. I am very excited to get my hands on a unit to see how well it works. It’s great to know that these units should be capable of being installed on any car where it can fit. It will also be exciting to see how Android Auto will actually keep people safe on the road.

Are you excited about Android Auto, and will you be getting one?

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  • Jeffrey Wilfong

    Any word if Android Auto can be put on older model stereos like the AVIC-6000NEX?

    • Kevin

      No. Android auto has special screen requirements. 7″ screen and capacitance or a hybrid resistance capacitance screen.

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