Google Turns On Wireless Android Auto for Select Phones - Connected Car Life
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2018-10-02
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The wait is finally over for those wanting a cord free Android Auto experience after being announced during the 2018 Consumer Electronics show. Now before you take to the streets in celebration there’s a couple of caveats, wireless Android Auto at the moment will only work on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6p, Pixel or Pixel XL and Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL phones. Additionally there are currently no vehicles that come from the factory with wireless Android Auto so an aftermarket head unit is required.

Aftermarket stereos with wireless Android Auto support are slowly becoming available with JVC/Kenwood units reportedly hitting the shelves in the next few weeks. Pioneer is rumored to have their offerings available this summer as well as some other manufacturers. So looks like the majority of us will just have to wait a little bit longer to cut the cord.

 

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