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      07-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Smart vehicle control. Multifunctional My BMW Remote app now also available for smartphones with Android operating system.

31.07.2012

Munich.
The My BMW Remote app is now available for smartphones running the Android operating system, too. The application can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store (Android Market), and offers all the same functionalities as the iPhone version first brought out in autumn 2010.


My BMW Remote allows users to operate all manner of functions in their BMW from outside the vehicle, without even having to be nearby:
  • “Remote Door Lock & Unlock” allows the car to be locked and unlocked from a smartphone.
  • “Climate Control” makes it possible to control the interior temperature by adjusting the auxiliary ventilation and heating settings, and programming the systems by timer.
  • With “Horn Blow” for sounding the horn and “Flash Light” for briefly switching on the exterior lights, users can trigger acoustic and visual signals to help them find their vehicle in crowded car parks, for instance.
  • If the car is out of sight and hearing distance but within a radius of up to 1,5 km, the “Vehicle Finder” function is able to display a map on the smartphone screen showing the way to the vehicle’s location. This function is only available when the ignition is switched off, thereby making it impossible to track the vehicle’s movements.
  • Finally, using Google Local Search, users are able to import points of interest (POIs) from their smartphone into the vehicle’s navigation system via the message list.

“By extending our My BMW Remote app to Android devices as well, we are responding to the recent rapid spread of this operating system,” explains Dr Eckhard Steinmeier, Head of BMW ConnectedDrive. “Google Android is the fastest-growing software platform for smartphones and tablets, so we are now delighted to be able to offer our customers the remote app functions on this operating system, too.”

Both My BMW Remote apps can be used in conjunction with a valid BMW ConnectedDrive contract in all current models equipped with BMW Assist. The range of functions may vary depending on the model, year of manufacture and destination market. Customers receive detailed information regarding this when downloading the application.


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      07-31-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Do you happen to know if this is functional in the US market?
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      07-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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      07-31-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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I assume this is feature is not available in Canada as well?
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      07-31-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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any idea when this hits US and what features are needed to use it? navigation system, bmw apps, etc. not yet ordered my car and would like to know what i have to add to have this functionality
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      07-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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Checked the app store multiple times today, but still not available (The Netherlands - Samsung SII)
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      07-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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Not seeing it in the US Play Store yet.
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      07-31-2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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      07-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Although this is nice, but I really want to see BMW support the Android like they do for the iPhone, let me plug in and play music for example.
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finally after 2 years after the iphone app came out... but wait.. hardly available for anyone to use. i swear, bmw's marriage to apple makes me sick. between apple and piping sound through speakers it's really starting to make me question my loyalty.
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I don't see the app in the play store.
Yeah, it was a big mess when they released the iOS version.
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Its not available for the US
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Looks like it's only compatible with certain phones.
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I was able to DL the app
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I have several different Android phones and a Galaxy Tab 7 and it won't install to any of them...

Error msg:"This item cannot be installed in your device's country"
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finally after 2 years after the iphone app came out... but wait.. hardly available for anyone to use. i swear, bmw's marriage to apple makes me sick. between apple and piping sound through speakers it's really starting to make me question my loyalty.
I'm prepping to jump ship to Audi. Their new engine lineup and use of Google Maps for navigation is badass
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I'm prepping to jump ship to Audi. Their new engine lineup and use of Google Maps for navigation is badass
it's a sad day for sure.

i was also starting to look at jaguar. some of their new stuff looks pretty bad ass.
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finally after 2 years after the iphone app came out... but wait.. hardly available for anyone to use. i swear, bmw's marriage to apple makes me sick. between apple and piping sound through speakers it's really starting to make me question my loyalty.
2 years later let you know android is no priority. I'd have to agree Audi google maps is much more intuitive. Why make your own 3d when google offers it for free?? just dumb
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Won't install on my phone, says "This app is incompatible with your phone". Also, doesn't look like 3-series is even supported?? In fact, everything EXCEPT for the 3-series and the X5 are supported. WTF?
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Downloading was an issue, but after installing APK downloader for google chrome I managed to transfer from my computer to my phone and it installed without a problem.

Also, 3 series is supported (at least one person on android central with a 2009 3 series is using it).

I just can't find out where to get a username and password to log in to the app so I don't know if it will work for me yet.
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Downloading was an issue, but after installing APK downloader for google chrome I managed to transfer from my computer to my phone and it installed without a problem.

Also, 3 series is supported (at least one person on android central with a 2009 3 series is using it).

I just can't find out where to get a username and password to log in to the app so I don't know if it will work for me yet.
Well, if you figure it out, let us know.
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