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So I just read about all of the features that Uconnect is getting added in 2016. Does anyone thing that ...


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So I just read about all of the features that Uconnect is getting added in 2016. Does anyone thing that the 2014-2015 8.4Ns will get the update that the 2016s will have. Apple Airplay and Android Car could be game changers for the 8.4 systems.


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No doubt it.
Unfortunately if you want the updates you'll have to buy a new truck that comes with them.
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Five big updates for 2016 Uconnect 8.4 | FCA North America Corporate Blog

I thought I read it would have android car access as well somewhere.


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While I would love for an update for the older 8.4s... I highly doubt it. From my understanding CarPlay and Android Auto need specific hardware, it is not just a simple software update.


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While I would love for an update for the older 8.4s... I highly doubt it. From my understanding CarPlay and Android Auto need specific hardware, it is not just a simple software update.
Especially with a lot of people bricking their '13 and '14 8.4s with the 2015 software updates. If the reviews come in that CarPlay is implemented right and works well, then I might consider sourcing a 2016+ unit and swapping. Hopefully there will still be a market for the older 8.4s then.
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