Android Auto

P_20150903_090802_HLWe recently reported that the new 2016 Honda Accord would come with Android Auto. Well, it appears now that not only does it come with Android Auto, but like its larger sibling the 2016 Honda Pilot, the 2016 Honda Accord also comes with Android 4.2.2 Jellybean.

This should be great news for early adopters of the 2016 Honda Pilot, which does not come with Android Auto or Apple Carplay. The fact that the Accord and the Pilot are running the same OS would indicate that Android Auto and Apple Carplay will be able to be enabled on the Honda Pilot at a future date with a firmware update.

P_20150903_090816_HLI had the opportunity to play with the new system for a little while earlier today and found the system to be very responsive. In fact, it is much more responsive then the other 7″ Audio Display units that Honda offers in the CR-V, Civic, Fit, and HR-V that do not use the Android OS. I’m not sure if that is directly attributable to Android or if it has more powerful hardware as well.

What do you think? Does this put the 2016 Honda Accord on your radar? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Android 4.4.2 on my 16 Accord is severely locked.. Looking to install apps like Waze and Yahoo weather, so far all I can do is install shortcuts to webpages. I’ve tried putting APKs on an SD card as well as apkmirror.com

    • Honda has said that they will enable app installs on the 2016 Honda Pilot at a later date. Since the Pilot and the Accord use very similar systems I think that it’s safe to say that the Accord will see app installs as well. My gut feeling tells me that they will have a specialized app store for the Honda vehicles with Android.

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