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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:47 PM
dmunz dmunz is offline
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Android vs IOS

I'm currently using an HTC Rezound because I'm grandfathered into Verizon's unlimited LTE plan. I have managed to link my phone over Bluetooth to play music but it is really just a glorified headphone profile. If you use an IOS device do you get more access (album art) and control from the car?

I won't change phones in the near term but I might switch to an iPhone if they come out with an LTE version. I have an iPod Touch and use iTunes so it won't be that big a change. I'm just wondering if there is a real advantage to going that direction.

Along those lines can if I'm only interested in music can I do it all with the Touch?

I have the hardwired adapter thing if that makes a difference.

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:22 AM
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Ok, I got a chance to play with this a little. Using the USB plug I get all the album art and information on the iDrive display for music I have stored on the Rezound. I have not figgured out if I can get access to the music I have in GooglePlay.

The USB port does power/charge the phone so that works out ok too.

The next step will be to look at playlists and see if I can play video from the phone.

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