Android Auto Wireless Now Compatible with More Phones Not Many Cars

Wireless Android Auto was first only available for Google Nexus and Pixel phones with Android 9.0 or higher. A new Google support document shows Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+, Samsung Note 8, Note 9 and Note 10 running Android 9.0 or higher are now compatible with wireless Android Auto with wireless Android Auto head units. The phones have to be running the Android Auto app 4.7 or higher.

There now over 500 automotive models compatible with Android Auto however not all are compatible with Android Auto Wireless.

The only compatible after market units we found with Wireless Android compatibility are the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX and AVIC-W8500NEX, the, JVC KW-V950BW.

A problem that may occur with wireless Android Auto is that the battery will drain faster than when connected via a USB port.

The Volkswagen ID.3 will support Android Auto Wireless.

The recent changes to Android Auto are designed to, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving.

  •  As soon as you start your car, Android Auto will continue playing your media and show your navigation app of choice. Simply tap on a suggested location or say “Hey Google” to navigate to a new place.
  •  With the new navigation bar, turn-by-turn directions, apps and phone can be controlled on the same screen.
  • With the new navigation bar, apps are controlled with one tap.
  • The new notification center shows recent calls, messages and alerts.
  • Android Auto’s is designed to fit in better with your car’s interior. A dark theme, coupled with colorful accents and easier to read fonts, also helps improve visibility.
  • For cars with a wider screen, Android Auto now maximizes the display to show  more information.

Android Auto is designed to Android apps and phone functions easy to use while driving.