Android Auto Wireless now works on select Samsung Galaxy phones (Update: S20, Z Flip)

Google promised over a yr in the past that the wi-fi model of Android Auto would work out-of-the-box on any Android 9.0+ telephone, however that hasn’t fairly panned out. The one units which were ready to make use of it are Google’s personal Pixel units (plus the Nexus 5X and 6P), however that lastly seems to be altering.

A Google assist doc was simply up to date to state that a number of Samsung Galaxy telephones are actually suitable with Android Auto Wi-fi, together with the Galaxy S8/S8+, S9/S9+, and S10/S10+. The Galaxy Be aware 8, Be aware 9, and Be aware 10 are additionally suitable. In all instances, the telephone needs to be working Android 9 Pie or newer with (no less than) model 4.7 of the Android Auto app.

After all, you may nonetheless want an Auto head unit (or a automotive) that helps the wi-fi mode, which might be pretty costly. JVC simply launched two extra choices the $500 KW-M855BW and the $600 KW-V950BW.

Replace 1: 2019/10/02 11:18am PDT by Corbin Davenport

The Android Auto web site has been up to date to listing extra wireless-compatible head models. Listed here are the brand new fashions from Kenwood:

  • DDX8706S
  • DDX8906S
  • DDX9906XR
  • DMX906S
  • DMX9706S
  • DNX996XR

And Pioneer:

  • AVH-W4500NEX
  • AVIC-W8500NEX

The Pioneer web page additionally mentions some new non-wireless head models:

  • AVH-2500NEX
  • AVH-2550NEX
  • AVH-3500NEX
  • DMH-1500NEX
  • DMH-C2500NEX
  • DMH-C2550NEX
  • DMH-C5500NEX
  • MVH-AV251BT

Replace 2: 2020/02/19 4:00am PST by Rita El Khoury

Galaxy S20 and Z Flip

Google now says that Android Auto wi-fi is supported on “Different Samsung units (incl. Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip),” supplied they run Android 10 or increased. It is not clear if which means all Samsung units on the newest Android model might be suitable or simply some choose fashions, however no less than we all know the most recent S20 and Z Flip are supported.

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