After AAWireless, Another Top Android Auto Wireless Adapter Gets Significantly Cheaper

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Say what you want about Android Auto wireless, but nobody can deny that it's a fantastic upgrade for a car with only the wired connection option.
Keeping cables in the cabin can become incredibly frustrating, not to mention that Android Auto has always been a crazy rollercoaster ride when used with a cord.

Cables are often the main culprits for Android Auto connectivity problems, though I agree that Google should also spend more time refining the overall stability and reliability of the updates it pushes to the production channel.

However, upgrading Android Auto wired to wireless has become extremely convenient thanks to devices like AAWireless and Motorola's MA1. AAWireless was the first device on the market, while Motorola's product received Google's support and rapidly became widely adopted.

Such devices are in incredible demand today, and the good news is that they periodically receive major discounts to become cheaper.

Earlier this week, AAWireless, the device we should all thank for inventing the Android Auto wireless adapter category, got a major price cut on its website (though it has already returned to its regular price in the meantime), and now it's Motorola's turn to come up with a discount.

The MA1 is now 33% cheaper on Amazon so that customers can get it for only $59.98. The device typically carries a $89.99 price tag, so if you were waiting for the right opportunity to buy it at a lower price, I don't think the MA1 will ever drop below this point.

Motorola Wireless Car Adapter for Android Auto
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Motorola has been offering several major discounts for the MA1 lately, and many people wonder whether the company might be working on a second-generation model. The massive discounts could be a suggestion that a new version is on the radar and Motorola is trying to clear up inventories, but no confirmation on this front exists today.

Meanwhile, AAWireless is already working on a second-generation adapter that will offer CarPlay support out of the box. While AAWireless and MA1 are very similar from a functionality perspective, the first also received CarPlay support in beta on certain models. The release brings the same concept to the Apple world, allowing iPhone users to ditch cables in cars where only CarPlay wired was available.

Once the new model comes out, Apple users can migrate to the wireless experience with a plug-and-play setup, as everything will come pre-loaded, and no other updates will be required. The debut should happen this year, though no further specifics were shared.

I contacted Motorola to ask about its plans for the MA1 adapter but didn't get an answer, and I don't believe that a second-generation model is on the table. Considering Motorola received Google's backing to launch the MA1, I don't think that expanding in the Apple world is something the company wants to explore.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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