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Joshua Gordon

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We have a great new emulator for Android Auto developers, so you can test everything at your desk.
 
Try the Android Auto Desktop Head Unit
Are you an #AndroidAuto developer? Try the Desktop Head Unit (https://goo.gl/vjonWt). The DHU enables your workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes.

http://goo.gl/SigSwR
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the app Android auto isn't available in Indian WHY???????
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ajinkya badve

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Why the android auto app is not available in INDIA???Plzz any one answer it...
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thanx
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Samuel Muselet

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When i open the files, i have this 
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Anyone ?
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Hi guys, androidcentral.com has published review for the my application.
Here it is:
http://www.androidcentral.com/open-radio-and-why-long-lists-dont-work-android-auto
We've picked nits here and there about little things in some of the apps that are available for Android Auto. And mostly they're issues that could be cleaned up by Android Auto itself. And we've largely let them slide given that this is a new platform for Google and Android. But we've finally found an Android Auto app that's left us scratching our heads. Normally we don't bother...
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I think Apple and Google have very differing views on UX and usability. Apple seems to treat all devices like an iPhone like they did with Apple Watch. Google is actively trying to improve the safety of using technology while driving.

I'm both a user and a developer of Auto apps and I can say that it does seem limiting... but it also makes me think about what is really important. I've trimmed down my drawer list to get to items quicker and had to think differently about designing the app.

With 3 small kids in the car with me... I tend to appreciate how it also makes me a more alert driver.
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Shicong Sun

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hi sir/madam,
how can i build an Ecosystem with andrid auto?
such as where should i get android auto and how to integrate it.
do you hava any guidace documents?
thanks.
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+Benjamin Stürmer thanks very much, i will have a study on it.
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Ryan Niemo

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I'm using the queue feature for Android Auto. If I play a playlist with >15 songs, in the simulator, the queue will show all the songs in the playlist. However, in the head unit, this list is truncated to only 15 items. Will this truncation always happen, and will it always truncate the list to 15 items? Is there any documentation on this? Thanks.
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Awesome, thanks!
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Julius Spencer

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Hi,

I have been trying to use the "Play x on y" command and the response I get back from Android Auto is:

"Not sure how to help with play x on y"

It gets the "x" and "y" perfectly. I'm just wondering if I have to register in my application the text for "y". For example if my application's name were 123app would I need to put somewhere "one two three app" as the name so it could figure out which app I was referring to when I said "y".

If I simply say "play music" when my app, "y", is open it opens Google Music.

Or maybe I'm missing something in the manifest…

I have in my manifest I have:
<action android:name="android.media.action.MEDIA_PLAY_FROM_SEARCH" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

I had this in an activity, but I will try it in my service.

I noticed that the example application doesn't have these in its manifest. The video Android Auto Voice Actions Devbyte mentions these in the context of an Activity, but I don't really understand why these would be in an Activity when Auto uses the MediaBrowserService.
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Hey +Jeff Rebeiro I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I should try next. As I mentioned it's picking up the text just fine when it repeats back to me that it doesn't know how to help with play x on y. Thanks for any help / ideas.
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Avelino Alicea

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So what happened with Android Auto for the 2014 - 2015 Honda Civics? Clearly the 2014 was used as a prototype when Android Auto was first announced (pics on the Internet and the developer studio site, which interestingly enough is now unavailable), so, why has honda decided to not support these vehicles. Even the new HR-V is not supported from what I've been reading. Pretty disappointing. 
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Roger Wastie

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Hi everyone I'm new at all this I have andriod auto and love it but I would like power amp to work with Android auto :) would someone be willing to make this app work with Android auto for me . Think it would be a great music app for auto . Power amp has great ability to change songs by swiping left and right and easy access to albums . Hope someone can help looking forward for reply from roger
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thanks for telling me that sir . And yes I will upload my Music thanks again from Roger 
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This is the official community for Android Auto Developers on Google+. Android Auto lets you engage users in new ways while they're in the car. Find out how to get your app ready to hit the road!

Subrat Mohanty

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Hey +Joshua Gordon 
In Android Auto for Communication tab while doing a phone call... Should we need to do Bluetooth Pairing with the Nexus 5 programatically  or manually. How is it working ?
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Dear colleagues, got a question.
I am wondering, how to invoke method
"public void onPlayFromSearch(final String query, final Bundle extras)"
in the MediaService from Activity, or whatever is using in application that is not Auto?
Another notice is that in new HU Simulator I can't find a way to perform search, like in the previous one I can (the one that is running on Android device).
The reason for this question is that MediaService is not used only for Auto, but for a normal application usage.
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Got an answer:
Just invoke
"mMediaBrowser.subscribe(mediaId, subscriptionCallback);"
from the Activity, where "mediaId" is unique Id for the Search action.
Then, in the MediaService, process this Id at "onLoadChildren" and invoke functionality for the Search.
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Shicong Sun

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+Wayne Piekarski hi wayne,
We are a car production company. We want to build a fusion of the android auto  ecosystem. i do not know much about android auto,goole have some support or guidance?
thanks.
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Anand S

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+Wayne Piekarski Hi Wayne,

Need a clarification regarding the Android Auto certification process.

We are performing the certification tests for our products. Could you pls let know the process details like how do we enroll our product and proceed for further.
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+Wayne Piekarski We are not developing apps for Android Auto. We perform testing to the end products ( Infotainment systems). Here, we would like to understand the process what we need to do once we do the PCTS,PTEP and Speech tests from our side.

Thanks.
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Osama Asif

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I am far from from being a developer but I wanted to know are Android bluetooth APIs compatible with android auto . 
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Android Auto supports media and message APIs, and everything runs on the phone. Android Auto handles communicating with the hands free set in the car, and it is not something you need to deal with yourself.
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Errol Getner

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Does anyone know when Android Auto will be available for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis? It's in the Sonata already.
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Martin Vandzura

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Is it possible to display fast forward/rewind buttons on android auto ui? It is possible for next/prev with "com.google.android.gms.car.media.ALWAYS_RESERVE_SPACE_FOR.ACTION_SKIP_TO_NEXT"
Ideally, it should be possible to display all so controls can look like this:
 <|  <<  ||  >>   |> 
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Yes, you can use CustomActions to act as FF/REW. Hide the queue (leftmost button) by setting an empty queue on MediaSession and add exactly two custom actions (your custom REW and FF) to the playbackstate. The first, REW, will be placed on the leftmost slot, where the Queue button usually sits (emptied by setting an empty queue). The second custom action, FF, will be placed on the rightmost slot.

If you set more than two custom actions, it will activate the overflow menu and the rightmost action, which should be FF, will be replaced by the "more" (...) button, moving the FF custom action to the overflow menu.

Also, make sure you set the extras for ALWAYS_RESERVE_SPACE_FOR.ACTION_SKIP_TO_NEXT and ALWAYS_RESERVE_SPACE_FOR.ACTION_SKIP_TO_PREV, so if you eventually disable NEXT or PREV, your custom actions don't move around.
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Ryan Niemo

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Is there any way to get the make/model or other information about the car via Android Auto?
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The Android Auto user interface is mainly implemented on the phone, via the Android Auto companion app, and Google Play Services. I would try to capture the version of those two for your metrics and debugging reports.
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Arun Nedun

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Android One with Android Auto

While Android Auto is only available in the US and Android one is only available in developing countries such as India, I thought of pairing them both to see how they perform. On my trip to India i took a pioneer NEX-4100 and used Micromax Android one to connect. Not surprisingly i was able to pair them successfully and use it. Couple of times the screen in NEX-4100 freeze when the navigation was turned on and incoming messages was prompted by voice guidance.
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Hey +Arun Nedun  
Happy to know about Android Auto working in India.
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Chernyshov Yuriy

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Dear colleagues !
For those who looking for the news about Android Auto in production field, here is a link to Honda page. Accord 2016 will go with Android Auto integrated.

http://hondanews.com/releases/honda-introduces-the-highest-tech-accord-yet-in-high-tech-s-u-s-hub-silicon-valley
Honda introduced a refreshed 2016 Accord loaded with advanced technology in Silicon Valley today, the first time the company has launched a new vehicle in the U.S. tech hub.
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Another topic, this time from Audi. It's not Android Auto BUT it has Google Maps view as one of the feature!
http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/04/taking-the-2016-audi-tts-virtual-cockpit-for-a-spin/
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Duhh K

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Hi all.
I've got a problem with the Android Auto voice actions: if I press the voice-icon and start talking, the voice command won't stop listening when I'm done, due to my loud engine noises. After some seconds it just aborts and fails. Is there a way to configure the microphone sensitivity or some other way to tell Android Auto to stop listening to this background noise? (it works if I'm parking and my engine is turned off)
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Duhh K
 
I'm using a Pioneer AVIC-F77DAB. I think the problem is that the microphone is hearing too much (the engine). The microphone itself is right above me.
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