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Android and iPhone battle for car tech superiority

Android and iPhone: both mobile phone platforms have their pros and cons, but which is better for in-car use?

Two phones enter; one phone leaves. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Ford Mustang versus Chevrolet Camaro, Subaru Impreza WRX STI versus Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, BMW M3 versus Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG; and now Android versus iPhone joins the ranks of the great automotive rivalries. If there's one thing that all car guys (and gals) share, it's a love of a good competition. We Car Tech editors put these phones on the road to see which platform is better for in-car use.

This is a conflict that's been raging for years on the mobile battlefield. Both phone platforms have their pros and cons, but only one can be the best. We put both Android and iOS under the microscope to compare their car tech chops in eight categories from navigation to available automotive apps to hands-free calling. Check out the full comparison to find out which mobile OS emerges victorious.