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.
The third-generation of Pioneer's AppRadio doubled down on app-mirroring modes and finally gets CD playback and Bluetooth audio.
Ironically, it was adding Android support to the AppRadio that helped Pioneer to tame Apple's new Lightning connector.
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.
During Mobile World Congress, the Connected Car Consortium announced that the new Peugeot 108, to be launched the following week in Geneva, will come with MirrorLink smartphone connectivity.
Any old phone will play music and make calls, but we've rounded up a few that go above and beyond to offer car-specific functions and features.
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.
The most interesting new trick in this second-generation hardware's bag is Pioneer's announcement of support for Android devices.
Finally, Android users will be able to take advantage of Pioneer's smartphone-centric receiver, but only if they meet the hardware requirements.
In a world where everything 'Works with iPhone,' it's refreshing to see someone supporting the Android media playback standards.