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Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 10:24 AM

Does the 2015 model of the Moto X Play support Mirrorlink for connecting to car infotainment systems please? If so, how do I get to it as I can't see it in Settings. Not the car yet, just trying to be ready...

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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 11:25 AM

My understanding is no.  And there are no Moto phones listed on the mirror link web site. 


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2016-03-30, 11:25 AM

My understanding is no.  And there are no Moto phones listed on the mirror link web site. 


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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 11:32 AM

Thanks Alphadog, I think that Android Auto might help when using Google Maps to navigate but will need Bluetooth on to use that so would probably need the phone plugged into the 12v socket for a 5 hour drive. Finding it a bit confusing yet.

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2016-03-30, 11:38 AM

Actually BT is not a big battery drain. Google maps for 5 hours is big if screen stays on, but with android auto screen could stay off.   I think android auto requires a USB connection. 


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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 12:31 PM

This is the one big downside of Android Auto for me. I love the idea of it, but the way I understand it you have to stay permanently cable connected to your car's USB port, which means I wouldn't be able to use my 12V Moto TurboPower car charger. I rely on that to charge my phone within the hour it takes me to drive to work, so being forced to use the presumably slower charging from the car's USB port would be no good for me.

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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 12:55 PM

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This is the one big downside of Android Auto for me. I love the idea of it, but the way I understand it you have to stay permanently cable connected to your car's USB port, which means I wouldn't be able to use my 12V Moto TurboPower car charger. I rely on that to charge my phone within the hour it takes me to drive to work, so being forced to use the presumably slower charging from the car's USB port would be no good for me.


If I had android auto as an option and that was the only snag, i would charge the night before.  With doze, the night time charge loss is minimal. 


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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 13:03 PM

True - however I stream music over 4G and bluetooth, so I like to arrive at work with a full charge. If the car's USB port is able to charge whilst Android Auto, 4G music streaming and bluetooth are all running, then you're right, charging the night before and then just keeping it 'topped up' whilst in the car is an option.

 

I've used a 1A car charger before and even with just Google Maps running, it wasn't able to provide enough power so the battery still discharged (albeit slowly), even though it was plugged in.

 

It's irrelevant for me at the moment anyway, as I don't have a car with Android Auto - yet!

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2016-03-30, 13:19 PM

Yes - all hypothetical for me too now. But I think with android auto and the screen off - the charging function of the connection should keep up. I would expect the connection should provide more then 500ma - or you are right, it won't keep up, and then it is a bad design all around. 

 

But even wireless connection would require charging for streaming, so I really hope google thought this through and determined they could charge at a rate that would keep up with battery depletion. 


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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 13:27 PM

I don't understand why you're forced to use a cabled connection anyway. You can cast your phone's screen wirelessly to your TV natively in Android now, so why can't they do the same in the car? OK, at home it relies on your wi-fi, but surely there's a way of doing it in the car too - some kind of 'wi-fi direct' connection? But then again, what do I know?!!

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Re: Moto X Play & Mirrorlink in Cars

2016-03-30, 13:59 PM

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I don't understand why you're forced to use a cabled connection anyway. You can cast your phone's screen wirelessly to your TV natively in Android now, so why can't they do the same in the car? OK, at home it relies on your wi-fi, but surely there's a way of doing it in the car too - some kind of 'wi-fi direct' connection? But then again, what do I know?!!


Theoretically sure, but then the car radio needs a wifi chip, and then there are the security implications. You also greatly increase battery drain, with all the radios going.... 

 

But if we all agree that casting your phone in your car (no matter what the method) is going to use battery - and even more so if you are streaming music, doing Nav, etc. Then a wired connection makes the most sense. 

 

The only way I see it changing, is if something like BT could handle the data, and all phones have wireless charging. Until that time, the most common configuration would be a wired connection. 


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