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I have a 2015 manufactured in 1/14 and for a phone I'm using the HTC One M8
sorry to hijack, but i'm having issues getting my text messages to download. i have an htc one m7 and a 2014 mazda6. do your messages download?
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sorry to hijack, but i'm having issues getting my text messages to download. i have an htc one m7 and a 2014 mazda6. do your messages download?
My Messages download with my M8
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what type of music program do you run with your galaxy? I have used my galaxy s4 to play music and such through bluetooth and it does work fine.

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I'm definitely in the minority when it comes to the statement on the title of this thread but does anyone else share the same sentiment?

My infotainment works as it should. Pandora loads up at every start up on the previous station I was listening to (even if the app wasn't open on my phone). My phones contact loads without a hitch with all previously downloaded messages. I could make phone calls by using the dial pad or the phone book.

Bluetooth audio streaming works great when I'm using an app other than Pandora to play the music that's installed in my phone. I could fast forward to the next song I'll go back to the previous song.

The only thing I can't account for is how well the system plays music from a USB drive because I don't keep music on a USB Drive, I keep it on SD card on my phone.
Ditto...same here. My NB1 "situation" does (and is) exactly like yours. Pandora fires up by itself (same station). Sometimes, I even have to beat it running first/automatically..if I want Jango, Rdio, Tune In or other music apps to play instead via BT (so to rectify for my choice, I turn on that music app first, before firing up the push button ignition). I also do not use USB for music, so no account there as well. Music too, is inside the phone's 32GB storage.

Phone functions, SMS, phone book, anything call related...clean as a whistle.

For the record, my phone is an LG G2 on Kitkat 4.4.2 (upgraded from Jellybean 4.2.2). Both versions, no issues. Btw, I also turn off (and on, minutes before getting inside my car) Bluetooth, mainly to save on battery power (my habit of turning off anything, of not in use).

IMHO, the NB1 issue is just one side (of the Coin analogy) of the Infotainment problems of the GJ. The other side, true compatibility of the phone (could be due to the design/hardware level of smartphone, and not just the OS/software).

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Took a little trip yesterday. Received one call, placed a couple others via voice button on steering wheel. Also received a text message, and it was able to read it to me by selecting the the little speaker icon next to the message using the commander button.

Seems like a programmers nightmare to make sure all these different kinds of phones and android/ios versions work and are compatible with the car. They should have a way to update the software of the car at regular intervals.
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My very early build 2014 6 GT's head unit worked fine with my old Nokia Lumia 900. Worked well with my Galaxy S4 too. Pandora, Bluetooth streaming, etc.
However, my new Nokia Lumia 920 doesn't work very well. I chalk it up to a new Standard of connectivity the phone is trying to use, and the cars Bluetooth ability cannot cope. The same challenge that new iPhone users are having. Anyway, I suspect Mazda will have to flash the software for firmware to update the HU to get me back the functionality.
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sorry to hijack, but i'm having issues getting my text messages to download. i have an htc one m7 and a 2014 mazda6. do your messages download?
I have this same issue also with my M7. My texts used to download but not anymore. It actually wasn't a feature I used much so I disabled Mazda's access to my phone's messages as well as my phonebook (since it never downloaded all the contacts anyway). Actually ever since I disabled access to that stuff the music starts playing almost instantly when starting the car since it doesn't sit and try to download the phonebook every time.
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My very early build 2014 6 GT's head unit worked fine with my old Nokia Lumia 900. Worked well with my Galaxy S4 too. Pandora, Bluetooth streaming, etc.
However, my new Nokia Lumia 920 doesn't work very well. I chalk it up to a new Standard of connectivity the phone is trying to use, and the cars Bluetooth ability cannot cope. The same challenge that new iPhone users are having. Anyway, I suspect Mazda will have to flash the software for firmware to update the HU to get me back the functionality.
Call me confused, but the Nokia Lumia 920 uses Bluetooth 3.1, the S4 uses NEWER Bluetooth 4.0. So the fact that your S4 works and the Lumia does not would be because of an older version of Bluetooth. And the Lumia 920 is an older phone than the S4. But my S3 uses 3.1 and works better than my S4.

Here's my reference:

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: Spec Showdown | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

And I applaud Mazda for not giving in to the iPhone craze. After all, Android has the largest cell phone market share, so of course you're going to appeal to the larger audience.

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I have a 2015 manufactured in 1/14 and for a phone I'm using the HTC One M8
Thinking about upgrading to M8 myself, can you tell me if you have track info, i.e. artist, track name, in the car display when using Spotify?
I don't on my HTC One S, but read elsewhere that it comes with Android 4.3+..
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Thinking about upgrading to M8 myself, can you tell me if you have track info, i.e. artist, track name, in the car display when using Spotify?
I don't on my HTC One S, but read elsewhere that it comes with Android 4.3+..
I can't speak for Spotify cause I don't use it but it displays it with Sony unlimited and Google Music just fine.
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