Most automakers are rushing to get the Apple Carplay and Android Auto support ready for their customers but Mazda had insisted that they will not be offering the support until now.
Mazda announces that their 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be coming with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We are expecting more models to get the upgrade after the Mazda CX-5. Both features can be upgradable onto the Mazda Connect system with a minimal hardware upgrade. So it looks like after all the talk, Mazda finally gave in after all.
While they did announce that both the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be offered on their Mazda models, they did not reveal when the upgrade would be arriving and how much the upgrade will cost.
For now, the fact that the features will be offered on the Mazda is good enough. Hopefully, more details will be revealed soon.