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The Pioneer AppRadio 3 is significantly improved over the previous generation and one of the best choices for drivers wanting safe access to smartphone apps while on the road.
For iPhone 4 and 4S lovers, the Pioneer AppRadio 2 is possibly the best aftermarket receiver that money can buy. For Android users, the choice isn't so obvious.
AppRadio Unchained is a fan-built app for Android that unlocks the ability to mirror and control any app with the in-dash receiver's 7-inch display.
Pioneer's AppRadio has great potential as a cost-effective way to add touch-screen iPhone app control to a car's dashboard, but interface and multitasking issues will prove frustrating for early adopters.
The third-generation of Pioneer's AppRadio doubled down on app-mirroring modes and finally gets CD playback and Bluetooth audio.
The Pioneer AppRadio is the first car stereo that uses iPhone apps for all of its major functions, but as with all first-generation hardware, there are a few rough interface bits.
Ironically, it was adding Android support to the AppRadio that helped Pioneer to tame Apple's new Lightning connector.
We've documented the unboxing and installation of Pioneer's newest (and unique) car stereo.
The most interesting new trick in this second-generation hardware's bag is Pioneer's announcement of support for Android devices.
The first car stereo to be completely powered by a connected iPhone shows promise, but is limited by multitasking issues.