Google introduces wireless Android Auto for Pixel, Nexus phones

Google introduces wireless Android Auto for Pixel, Nexus phones

People with older displays are out of luck as of right now, considering that these newer head units were just revealed. Additionally, users must have Android Auto app version 3.1 and higher to be able to start Android Auto on their vehicle display without a USB cable or wire. According to Google, for Android Auto wireless to work, you need to have either a Nexus or a Pixel phone running Android 8.0 (Oreo), a vehicle capable of running Android Auto v3.1 and a cable to set the system up.

Remember, you'll still need a USB cable to establish the initial Android Auto connection.

Google also said the wireless connectivity is now limited to the newer head units manufactured by JVC and Kenwood, though the company expects other head unit makers to roll out supported products later this year.

The Android Auto app version 3.1 and up.

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Finally, Android users (with Google phones) will be able to connect to Android Auto over Wi-Fi. After 4 months, various owners of the Google Nexus and Pixel devices on Reddit and Google's Product Forums have started to notice the feature quietly go live for them.

Support for more auto head units and displays will roll out in the future, Google said.

Expect to discover more about Google's plans for Android Auto at the company's I/O conference.