I understand that the new 2019 Android Auto, now out, is vastly improved. I am really hoping that we get it as a software update. Please use this thread if you have any new information going forward. Cheers.
Not sure what your experience was like, but the way AA is currently on my 2018 Subaru, I'm very impressed and will definitely not buy a car without it. At least the experience was great after I spent the money and bought quality cables so it no longer disconnects randomly or when the phone was touched. The only reason I'm still in the market and putting up with this AA update crap from Toyota is because there is no other Hybrid powertrain options available in this segment, so I'm willing to give it some time... But I will def go with another brand before I buy a car without AA.The way AA was on my last car, I wasn’t impressed, and it was not a deal breaker to get my Avalon without it. The latest iteration of AA promises to be much improved so hopefully we can all have access to it.
I don't blame you. As an Apple user, I would not buy a new car again that didn't have CarPlay. In fact, I would be hard pressed to buy a car with just wired CarPlay rather than wireless. If I was an Android user, I would feel the same way about AA.I'm holding out on buying the Avalon until I see the actual update...
Whoops sorry I don't come here often lolAgreed, better late than never, if it actually happens, especially since they don't even have it in the 2020 Avalon. Just so I know, where exactly are checking every week or so?
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The single USB to headunit is not only a Toyota problem. Lots of manufacturers do that...very annoying. I currently have a Subaru with 2 ports going to the HU, one I have my USB music stick, and the other I have my usb C cable for Android Auto.The only issues that I've uncovered with the Premium Entune System installed in the Limited, after close to a year of ownership that bother me are:
1.The app requiring itself to be the only thing running on the phone is frustrating. Any other use, kills Entune, which I'm sure if for safety, but still annoying.
2. The fact that there is only one USB port able to connect to the system is frustrating. I don't know if any other manufacturers even offer / give the option to have two USB ports running, say High Res Music on a USB, as well as the phone connected at the same time.
Otherwise, the system reproduces excellent sound with excellent media, but it also sounds pretty poor with poor media.
I agree with it ...well i hope the same ....any update on it....!