Google promised over a 12 months in the past that the wi-fi model of Android Auto would paintings out-of-the-box on any Android 9.0+ telephone, however that hasn’t reasonably panned out. The one gadgets which have been in a position to make use of it are Google’s personal Pixel gadgets (plus the Nexus 5X and 6P), however that in any case seems to be converting.

A Google reinforce file was once simply up to date to state that a number of Samsung Galaxy telephones at the moment are appropriate with Android Auto Wi-fi, together with the Galaxy S8/S8+, S9/S9+, and S10/S10+. The Galaxy Word 8, Word 9, and Word 10 also are appropriate. In all circumstances, the telephone must be operating Android 9 Pie or more recent with (a minimum of) model 4.7 of the Android Auto app.

After all, you’ll be able to nonetheless want an Auto head unit (or a automobile) that helps the wi-fi mode, which may also be reasonably pricey. JVC simply launched two extra choices the $500 KW-M855BW and the $600 KW-V950BW.

Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging
Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging
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