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      02-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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I am planning on picking up the Galaxy S5 when it comes out, but I started reading about the compatibility of Androids with BMW Connected, and it sounds like the system is very Apple biased ( http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918698 )

My old setup in the e46 was: iPod in the glove box, via USB, and the Android via Bluetooth for phone calls. If I went to the gym, I just unplugged the fully charged iPod and used it. Very convenient.

In the f80/82 we have a chance to use the apps, so the choice becomes harder. If I want to use the apps, I will need to keep the phone plugged in. That serves as a music server, app connection, and a phone. Sounds like the android does not work very well with the system. Do I need to switch to an iPhone and ditch the iPod in order to enjoy all of the perks of our new cars?

I just hate being tied down to the Apple iStore for everything. Android is such a better platform
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I am planning on picking up the Galaxy S5 when it comes out, but I started reading about the compatibility of Androids with BMW Connected, and it sounds like the system is very Apple biased ( http://<a href="http://www.f30post.c...p?t=918698</a> )

My old setup in the e46 was: iPod in the glove box, via USB, and the Android via Bluetooth for phone calls. If I went to the gym, I just unplugged the fully charged iPod and used it. Very convenient.

In the f80/82 we have a chance to use the apps, so the choice becomes harder. If I want to use the apps, I will need to keep the phone plugged in. That serves as a music server, app connection, and a phone. Sounds like the android does not work very well with the system. Do I need to switch to an iPhone and ditch the iPod in order to enjoy all of the perks of our new cars?

I just hate being tied down to the Apple iStore for everything. Android is such a better platform
Idk I love android too, but I love my jailbroken Iphone way more. Get a 5s before they upgrade to 7.1 and you can jailbreak before you can't anymore!
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IPhone! The car is built around iPhone integration. I had Android phones before I purchased an iPhone 5, and I was unable to utilize certain features until I got the iPhone.
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I went from iPhone to Galaxy S4. While the UI of the iPhone is much much better, when the iPhone 5S came, I still found it hard to switch back. The S4 has blown me away. But for your car, unfortunately, Androids suck ass with regards to compatibility.
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This is crazy that BMW is makes you switch brands. iPhone is so simplistic, and I will lose most of my functions with it.

Whyyyyy BMW?
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I am planning on picking up the Galaxy S5 when it comes out, but I started reading about the compatibility of Androids with BMW Connected, and it sounds like the system is very Apple biased ( http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918698 )

My old setup in the e46 was: iPod in the glove box, via USB, and the Android via Bluetooth for phone calls. If I went to the gym, I just unplugged the fully charged iPod and used it. Very convenient.

In the f80/82 we have a chance to use the apps, so the choice becomes harder. If I want to use the apps, I will need to keep the phone plugged in. That serves as a music server, app connection, and a phone. Sounds like the android does not work very well with the system. Do I need to switch to an iPhone and ditch the iPod in order to enjoy all of the perks of our new cars?

I just hate being tied down to the Apple iStore for everything. Android is such a better platform
You can work around this by getting a tethering app or plan for your android phone and link your iPod through your Galaxy. This is how I get around the Apple jail.
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What "perks" are you looking for/talking about?

Pandora works with either. Until the bigger iPhones come out, they simply can't stand up to Samsung's offerings.
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What "perks" are you looking for/talking about?

Pandora works with either. Until the bigger iPhones come out, they simply can't stand up to Samsung's offerings.
This thread is about the in-car connectivity with your mobile device. Something Apple has had a stranglehold on for too long.
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