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I was talking to my SA a few days ago and he mentioned that he heard through unofficial channels that Porsche would be adding Android Auto as an option on MY18 cars. So you're sayin' there's a chance! They better or they will definitely lose me as a customer next time around. My wife has Android Auto in her 2017 Kia Sorento SXL and it's awesome. In fact, it was what made her decide to get that car over the other more "premium" brands we were considering.
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In case you missed the Jim Carey moment. It does sound a lot like asking Porsche about upcoming features.

https://youtu.be/gqdNe8u-Jsg?t=44s


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In case you missed the Jim Carey moment. It does sound a lot like asking Porsche about upcoming features.

https://youtu.be/gqdNe8u-Jsg?t=44s
I never get tired of seeing that scene. Absolutely classic.

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So android auto on the MY18? When do those usually get released?
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Afraid not In spite of the fact that I have an M Sc in Computer Science and have worked in technology for 35 years, I may be considered a Luddite since I could never adapt to Apple/Mac. I had worked with IBM and Unisys mainfames, CPM, DOS, everything from Windows 2 to 10, BlackBerry, Android 2 to 7. Someone gave me a Mac, gave it back after a week. I bought an iPad, returned it to the store after 2 weeks. Maybe I like to complicate things, but could never get comfortable with that "intuitive" Apple look and feel

Hoping that I could use the many Android functions available on the screen of all Hyundai and Corolla daily rentals, I delayed ordering my Macan, waiting for the MY18 specs to include Android Auto - no luck.

So when I get my Macan in the next couple of weeks - I will do the same on it as I did on my 2009 Targa - plug a little mount into the dash air-vent and have my Android phone facing me. Besides, from what I have read on this forum, Apple CarPlay is not all that it is cracked up to be on the Macan. Many functions are not available, but if you DO want to use it, you MUST connect your iPhone via a cable every time
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Shame, the way Audi has implemented it so well...Google maps in the Nav.
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i would've paid $1k just to have android auto. it is so many times better than apple car play. oh, and plus I wouldn't have to use an iphone lol!
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Porsche's research has shown them that <90% of their new car buyers are iphone users. We haven't heard anything about Android Auto coming to any Porsches anytime soon.
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Android coming to Porsche? You know what else is coming?

Hmm, let's see.

1. The new, 10th Anniversary iPhone, for starters.

2. Christmas. Yeaaaaa!!!!! presents for me.

3. My birthday. Yeaaaa!!! presents for me.

4. My half birthday. Yeaaa!!! presents for me.

As Gypsy Rose Lee said, "Everything's coming up roses for you and for MEEEEEEEEE!!!

Oh, and @MarkInMd , you know we love you, but a Kia for Android? Really?
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