Also an Android guy, but that chart doesn't really take demographics into consideration. In the US specifically, Apple is doing quite a bit better. And if you limit that to the demographic of people that can afford luxury items like motorcycles, it skews even further towards Apple. A lot of the overall android share comes from the super cheap android phones available. Samsung's share is not exactly small, and a lot of people would rather choose a different vehicle than switch phones over the carplay/android auto bit. But a lot of it has to do with logistics. Apple actually does not charge a "licensing fee" for carplay integration. It does however require a specific chip be in the device. So, they get their money, but you have to plan further ahead. Android auto can be added later fairly easily. I would be surprised if it isn't coming soon, but I wouldn't buy on a hunch or even a promise of coming soon.Android does charge a licensing fee, but the fee is less than Apple charges. I am an Android guy and it drives me nuts that manufactures assume Apple will appeal to more of their demographic. Until a few months ago Android had more of a market share in the US than Apple. But i guess they figure if they have an iPhone then everybody must have one.
I received the response below a couple weeks ago so don't hold your breath. It's not a complicated thing but Indian seems to think it is. Generally ride command, navigation and weather is useless. I just mounted my phone and use that for all functions except bike info and music control. They said AA was coming when I bought my bike 20 months ago, I'll be ready for a new one by the time they decide to get it done.will indian activate android Auto or will stick with Carplay ?
That's crazyI asked the support team at Indian, they said they have a license with the folks that developed the ride command and it does not allow them to use Android for now. It could be offered, I suggest someone start an online petition through this site if possible.
I was also thinking the same thing, but I was unsure which method of contact would be best?! How did you reach out to Indian Motorcycle after you got the Challenger? Email? If so what address did you email? Let's put it out there so EVERYONE that reads the thread can just take the 2.5 minutes to copy/paste and send an email requesting Android Auto integration!Android users need to contact indian and let them know we want Android auto. I did shortly after buying my challenger. Not sure how far it got, but if enough of us rattle their cage maybe.... sqeaky wheel gets the grease mentality. Let them know.