|Sony announces a in-car smarphone cradle receiver allowing your smartphone to serve as in-dash touchscreens, turns your smartphone into in-car entertainment systems, featuring enhanced connectivity, control, and music playback from smartphones. It includes Sony-exclusive App Remote tech, "which turns Bluetooth-connected Android phones and USB-connected iPhone devices into supplemental music displays and head-unit controllers, making it easier and more convenient to experience music, navigation, and smartphone applications while in the car."
"Sony’s new XSP-N1BT, the industry’s first double-DIN Smartphone Cradle Receiver, features a clamping system that holds a wide range of smartphones securely in the dash. With its second generation AppRemote interface, the smartphone’s touchscreen controls head-unit functions via Bluetooth (Android devices) or via USB (iPhone). AppRemote also facilitates voice operation of both the head unit and the smartphone. And thanks to its IR remote, the XSP-N1BT offers CD, USB and tuner source functionality even without a smartphone. The IR remote can also be utilized to select apps and head unit sources displayed on the App Remote menu screen"