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Thumbs down Is MirrorLink feature a con for Android users?

Looking at this thread, Peugeot needs to get this sorted. Drive Link is not compatible with my Nexus 4, which is Android. But Peugeot says "Android Smart Phones", no qualification.

Quote from Driver's manual

"Depending on the model of your smartphone, it may be necessary to download an application."

That should be

"Depending on the model of your smartphone, it may not work at all."

Very misleading advertising, or what? And misleading consumers can be expensive these days!

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A bit more on this
DriveLink seems to be incompatible with many (most?) android phones, and if it can be installed, just does not work. Go look at the user reports here https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=app.scm&hl=en

Also, I have seen it reported that even when working, it is single task - play music or follow a map. Not what you want!

I have emailed the developer - [email protected] - but that email ID does not exist. The app has not been updated since Feb 2013.

I therefore conclude that this app is dead, and there is no MirrorLink implementation for Android phone users.

I have emailed MirrorLink also, will post any reply I get.

So, what to do?

If enough people cause enough trouble by demanding that dealers help with getting the promised functionality working, maybe car manufacturers will put pressure on Samsung and/or MirrorLink to get things working as promised.

Meantime
Put all your music on a USB memory stick.
Continue to use your smartphone for GPS mapping functiions - if using a USB memory stick you will need a USB charger for the 12 voltr socket, but you probably have one of those already! (Wonder if a 2 port USB switch will work with the USB socket??)
Use Bluetooth telephone functions to achieve hands free telephone usage.
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contact page for MirrorLink here. http://www.mirrorlink.com/contact

Just a general page, if anyone has a specific email for someone higher up the food chain please post!



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Wonder if a 2 port USB switch will work with the USB socket
I want to know if this would work - Ideally would want to connect an iPod and still be able to use the phone/charge or whatever else you can do - once there is a fix of course
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I've signed up to the developers site - I shall have a crack at developing my own application that uses the MirrorLink API - at the moment no other developers have put a paper in for this.

Only issue I'm having is Samsung have forced in their last firmware update that mirrorlink must run through their software and not third party - hence the reason its not working. I think in theory - anyone with a Samsung Note 2 or S3 who haven't updated the fireware would be able to connect without any problem...
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I'm surprised the Media has not picked up on this yet, would certainly go a long way to having things resolved. Ah well, presstitutes...



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As a newbie - here's my experience so far, after two days of otherwise blissful ownership.

However, as has already been noted whoever is responsible for the marketing surrounding the touch screen, requires taking outside and given a jolly good kicking. It simply doesn't do what they say it does!! And I've checked Citroen's site, and they're are also happily warbling on about 'Mirror Screen Technology' that certainly doesn't exist for either my iPad 2, or my Samsung Note 3. Their is an AppInCar app (has the some icon as the one on the 7" screen) that installs onto the iPad, but it fails to connect. Strangely enough, tried my daughter's iPhone 5 and it didn't want to play either.
In fact, you'll have problems finding the DriveLink app that keeps being mentioned or indeed anything 'Mirror Link' related. There is a MirrorLink site, but it's a waste of time.
I finally did find a link to a 'Drive Link' app - but apparently it's not available in this country!!
The good news is that my Note 3 connected flawlessly via Bluetooth, providing me with total hands free calling. If you require music, I copied a load of albums onto one of my old 8 Gig USB sticks, and this also worked brilliantly. Lastly, thought I'd try my old iPod Touch - Bingo - no problems - worked exactly as I hoped and expected.
So, the question is - Do we all go 'Oh well, I'm sure they'll get it sorted' or do we actually make some noise? (clearly not via MirrorLink ;-0)
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As a newbie - here's my experience so far, after two days of otherwise blissful ownership.

However, as has already been noted whoever is responsible for the marketing surrounding the touch screen, requires taking outside and given a jolly good kicking. It simply doesn't do what they say it does!! And I've checked Citroen's site, and they're are also happily warbling on about 'Mirror Screen Technology' that certainly doesn't exist for either my iPad 2, or my Samsung Note 3. Their is an AppInCar app (has the some icon as the one on the 7" screen) that installs onto the iPad, but it fails to connect. Strangely enough, tried my daughter's iPhone 5 and it didn't want to play either.
In fact, you'll have problems finding the DriveLink app that keeps being mentioned or indeed anything 'Mirror Link' related. There is a MirrorLink site, but it's a waste of time.
I finally did find a link to a 'Drive Link' app - but apparently it's not available in this country!!
The good news is that my Note 3 connected flawlessly via Bluetooth, providing me with total hands free calling. If you require music, I copied a load of albums onto one of my old 8 Gig USB sticks, and this also worked brilliantly. Lastly, thought I'd try my old iPod Touch - Bingo - no problems - worked exactly as I hoped and expected.
So, the question is - Do we all go 'Oh well, I'm sure they'll get it sorted' or do we actually make some noise? (clearly not via MirrorLink ;-0)
no mellifluous dulcets here, we need a smattering of cacophonous paroxysms! I am sure they will get it sorted eventually, but how eventual is eventually?

Once we start to get more owners in cars I think it will be much easier to make noticeable noise! I sent this thread to a few publications with hope they may give us some publicity. Perhaps if more of us do the same it will be given recognition?



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Hi I have arrived on this site hopping to find answers as I am having all the same problems with my new toyota aygo that has the same touch screen system and the same advertising suggesting you cam mirror your phone. I have found in the small print recently that with regards to android I think there was only the note 2 and the s3 compatible however my partner has an s3 and when I try to download the drive link app it says it's not compatible ..... I have a note 3 and find this all totally unacceptable that Toyota Peugeot and Citreon are all selling these cars with people expecting this to work when there is no software/apps available.

Maybe we should start an online petition to have this deception raised in parliament.
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We need to begin collectively making noise about this, I'm really quite disappointed none of the major publications are even remotely interested in three automakers commiting same blunder simultaneously!



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