Android Auto over wireless is in the works, and we're likely to hear something in this regard at the Google I/O in May. I suspect, the amount of data needed to transmit will need WiFi; Bluetooth may not be able to handle such large data. Which basically means that it is very likely current car units won't be compatible with Android Auto over wireless.Savage said:I would have thought they could have made AA work over BT by now though ? connecting a cable is so yesterday :lol:
Android Auto wireless is only going to work with a handful of phones, being the Google pixels and the last couple of nexus phones. Even then, you need a compatible head unit which nobodies Kodiaq has.Genebaby said:Android Auto has NOW gone wireless and does indeed use wi-fi to make this happen. The Kodiaq also has wireless charging, so that should all be good for phones with support.
In terms of the wi-fi the Kodiaq has, is that coming from the SIM card only? I'm not sure if that is going to work.
The very new aftermarket head units will be, from what I understand, broadcasting a local wi-fi signal for the phone to pickup and Android Auto to use. Would the current system be able to do that? If so, they could make it happen with a FW update most likely.
Hang on. When you're running Android Auto using the USB cable connection (as you have to) you still need the phone connected via Bluetooth in order to access the phone audio via Android Auto on the head unit.bigboss said:
My experience is different, you just plug in the phone and select the menu option on the car. Why do you need to disconnect the phone?Rusty said:So far waste money and useless
Needs cable but then need disconnect to make changes on phone then connect again pointless and useless
Next generation phones will have no cables so why we obtain it work blue tooth or wireless