Report from Google’s Official Android Auto page says “Any smartphone with Android 11 can use Android Auto wirelessly.”
Back in March 2015, Google launched an amazing service that mirrors features from an Android device, such as a smartphone, to a car’s compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit. 3 years from the launch in 2018, the company released a statement saying Google Pixel and Nexus Smartphones will now support Android Auto wirelessly. Since then the company has extended the support in many regions but only added Samsung Flagships to the list of smartphones supporting Android Auto wirelessly.
There were multiple hacks that allowed users to connect other smartphones wirelessly, but the update from the core is always the best. Meanwhile, now as spotted by 9 to 5 Google, Google is adding support for all Android Smartphones that run on Android 11 to use Android Auto wirelessly. However, there is a requirement that the smartphone needs to pass also if it is running on Android 11.
Google says to connect your Android 11 device wirelessly with Android Auto the smartphone needs to be able to connect to 5GHz WiFi networks. Google further adds that some EU residents may not be able to use wireless Android Auto even after receiving the Android 11 update, as the EU has specific requirements for 5GHz WiFi being used in cars.
The company recently has also said that it is extending the Android Auto to more than 100 million cars and also it will be updating and bringing in new features that will help users with navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging.
Well, Android 11 is no far from the launch of the official public release as the company has already launched the last beta update a couple of weeks back. What are your views on this added support from Google? Do mention in the comment section below. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.