For one of the most used Android phones in the world, the day has finally arrived. Samsung users are now officially able to connect to Android Auto wirelessly. While wireless Android Auto was announced over a year ago, only Google made phones were able to use wireless Android Auto.
There have been a few theories as to why this is, one being Google wanting to give their own phones an exclusive feature to help boost sales. Another is that every phone manufacturer is able to load their own version of Android into the phone but there is a file size restriction, so instead of adding the wireless Android Auto feature they choose to add their own programs instead.
Regardless Samsung owners can finally rejoice and use wireless Android Auto without hacks. Currently these are the following models that will work wirelessly:
- Galaxy S8/S8+
- Galaxy S9/S9+
- Galaxy S10/S10+
- Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, and Note 10
Of course all of this will only work with a wireless Android Auto compatible head unit, which means you most likely will need to get an aftermarket unit if you want to take advantage of these feature.
Source: Android Police