Currently, the OnStar MyLink app — capable of locking, unlocking, and starting your GM vehicle or displaying fuel information, remaining range, oil life, and tire pressure readings to your smartphone from anywhere in the world (as long as you have an internet connection) — is only available for Google’s Android-powered devices and Apple’s iOS gadgets (such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch). This leaves those with a Blackberry device (such as many GM employees) or a Microsoft-powered Windows Phone on the outside looking in when it comes to the vaunted app. This seemed to be the new reality back in November, when OnStar told us that it had “no plans to offer” the app for non-Android and iOS devices.
But plans change — and OnStar is currently looking into writing its MyLink app for Blackberry and Windows smartphones. In fact, GM’s telematics arm is communicating with both Blackberry and Microsoft about the particulars of bringing MyLink to those platforms. So if there is an announcement in the near future about MyLink coming to Windows Phone and Blackberry devices, remember that you heard it here first.
As GM Authority reported last month, OnStar is working on bringing MyLink app functionality to the web and is also planning on integrating destination management features into the mobile app itself. What’s more, the app may soon lose the MyLink moniker and be rebranded to a different name (such as MyAuto), since Chevrolet’s new infotainment system also carries the MyLink name — leading to widespread confusion about the two (completely separate) offerings.