Hyundai Sonata is First With Android Auto

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jimmysmitty

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Having worked at a car dealership and sold Hyundais (along with a lot of other major brands) I can say that the Sonata is ok. It isn't anything super special and the only model worth anything is the 2.0T Sport or better (there is a Limited trim for it that has all the bells and whistles).

That said, I guess we have to wait and see how Android auto does. If it acts like Android then in 6 months to a year it will need a clean install to start running normally again as it will slow down. I hope they got that ironed out.

There is one feature I want to know if it has. I wonder if you can have multiple phones connected doing different things. That is one thing SYNC does pretty well, even though people hate on SYNC (because it is a MS product mainly). My wife has a 2013 Taurus with SYNC and I can have her phone connected to receive calls and texts while mine can be connected to play music. Haven't seen another infotainment (stock, not aftermarket) that does that yet.
 

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well that is one of the downsides to having a computer in your car. even apple auto will run into the same problem and that will have to be factory defaulted after a while. having multiple devices would be a no brainer since the sonata is more of a family car and would have multiple phones connecting to bluetooth anyway
 

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SYNC doesn't need it but then again it isn't quite a computer more of a specialized infotainment system which I feel will be superior to OS based infotainment systems.

And that's why I am wondering if it will have that ability. I can tell you from selling them that the previous Hyundai infotainment system did not have that capability. To connect a phone for anything you have to do it from the phone menu. In SYNC you connect a phone from there and then from the audio sub menu you can connect a phone for just audio.

I guess we will have to wait and see.
 

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I was thinking of holding out for this but I guess not. Disappointing how garbage android is for syncing with your car. WP may not have apps but at least I could read and answer texts out of box without any sort of physical input with the phone or companion apps. Android is way too far behind in this regard
 
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