Quick Comparison of Android Auto vs CarPlay
With watches, TV, preview OS releases and other things being announced, I really wanted to break out how Android Auto differs from CarPlay, just because I have been hearing things all over the place.
Car Manufacturer Line up
The big piece of these Android Auto and CarPlay is simply who is supporting what. Now up front many manufacturers are supporting both. However each does have their exclusives.
These guys are Android Auto exclusive so far:
And these brands are currently working with only Apple’s CarPlay:
- Jaguar-Land Rover
Android Auto (OAA Members)
- JVC / Kenwood
- Symphony Teleca
For the most part both the CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces pretty much look the same. This is is probably due to all the standards and regulation around Car dash interfaces that this is the case. Both implementations even give the Apple or Android logo on the phone, disabling function, when they are active.
Android Auto Home
Android Auto Maps
Car Play Maps
Android Auto Music
Android Auto Voice Control
CarPlay Voice Control
Android Auto 3rd Party Apps CarPlay 3rd Party Apps