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I think its safe to assume that when the HR-V makes its way up from Mexico it will be sporting the latest and greatest HondaLink system, at least as an option any way.

Check out this demo from the 2015 Fit.

 

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System looks good as far as they UI but the lag on everything is horrible. Can't wait till car tech is taken at least half as seriously as mobile device tech.
 

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System looks good as far as they UI but the lag on everything is horrible. Can't wait till car tech is taken at least half as seriously as mobile device tech.
Why? I wish they would take car tech even less seriously. When you're driving you're driving not fiddling with a mobile phone impregnated into the dash. Are people really so bored they need to play with apps while operating a motor vehicle? We're not playing games here we're piloting 3,000 lb hunks of metal...
 

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sadly that wont be the case, while it's here and continuing to grow and improve all we can hope for it better and improved tech that actually does more good than harm
 

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Why? I wish they would take car tech even less seriously. When you're driving you're driving not fiddling with a mobile phone impregnated into the dash. Are people really so bored they need to play with apps while operating a motor vehicle? We're not playing games here we're piloting 3,000 lb hunks of metal...
The lag itself is dangerous. It causes the user/driver to pay more attention to their screen then they should because they are rechecking it to make sure it registered their touch. I don't care about apps in general but this type of integration is important today for a variety of reasons. The more effective they make the software/hardware, the better and safer it is for is.
 

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Do you guys know who developed this system? Did Honda take this on themselves, or did they hire one of the tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, or QNX?
 

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yes I'm curious as well, I actually have next to no experience with Honda's infotainment software...
 

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System looks good as far as they UI but the lag on everything is horrible. Can't wait till car tech is taken at least half as seriously as mobile device tech.

Honda needs to upgrade the CPU/Processor unit to a more up to date module. It similar to that of the old PC vs. new!
 

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Honda needs to upgrade the CPU/Processor unit to a more up to date module. It similar to that of the old PC vs. new!
Good point Harry, I know that the SYNC system from Ford is actually based on Windows 95 or 99 (forgot which) but that explains its nature. So I would not be surprised to find a similar scenario at Honda...
 

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it's quite possible that this is their very own system, it would be a good move as it's something they can eventually start implementing in a lot of their vehicles.
 

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either way it can't be that bad for a cheap affordable car, i'm sure even if it has it's flaws that all the usual good things about honda ownership over rides any flaws in something like that.
 

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Honda Neglects Android Users

I think its safe to assume that when the HR-V makes its way up from Mexico it will be sporting the latest and greatest HondaLink system, at least as an option any way.

Check out this demo from the 2015 Fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4i8AKLHR5k
All very nice the Honda Link. Now that it only works for the latest iterations of the IPhone 5 or later and NOT AT ALL FOR ANDROID there is a problem as the Android sales have surpassed the Apple sales. Gee wonder how many Android users will "steer" away from Honda because of this oversight. They have been promising adaptability for well over a year and still nothing new. My advice and is what I am doing is to wait another short while for Android access or I will be gone to another product. Wake up Honda people and get this resolved.
 

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it's quite possible that this is their very own system, it would be a good move as it's something they can eventually start implementing in a lot of their vehicles.

Yes it's possible it's their very own system. That said, why did Honda neglect the huge population of Android users. The Honda Link currently works only with the latest iterations of IPhone, the IPhone 5 or higher and NOT AT ALL for Android. What a mistake. I can't imagine how many sales will be lost as a result of this non-compatible to Android.
 

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Sadly that's the way the industry works, Apple's iOS is always gets priority. When it comes to APP's (in general), I always see companies initially coming out with them for iOS and later for Android and then BB if they feel like being nice.
 

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Yes it's possible it's their very own system. That said, why did Honda neglect the huge population of Android users. The Honda Link currently works only with the latest iterations of IPhone, the IPhone 5 or higher and NOT AT ALL for Android. What a mistake. I can't imagine how many sales will be lost as a result of this non-compatible to Android.
unless they figured what the type of person who buys their vehicles are likely to use, maybe a lot of honda owners use iphones?
 

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unless they figured what the type of person who buys their vehicles are likely to use, maybe a lot of honda owners use iphones?
Being in the software industry, it is an easy choice to defend. iPhones represent 50% of the market, and 99% compatibility between phone models. I do x amount of work, and can serve 50% of the market, easy first choice.

Android is a problem because it represents the next biggest chunk of phones, but isn't one consistent platform. It is an open standard, so every Android phone is different than the next. I can't just write code once, test it once, and serve all Android phones. I have hundreds of variations that are all 'Android'. Which ones do I test and support? The relative costs are huge in comparison.

So, blame this one on Android, not Honda.
 

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thanks for your reponse, now that you put it that way...it sure does make sense. As a person that owns both an iphone and android i do see the soundness in what you're saying. Just imagine if android was as consistent...
 
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