Chevrolet has your back, Android users. The bowtie brand confirmed Android Auto will officially be supported through the eight-inch variant of the Chevy MyLink system come March 2016. The update will be run exclusively through your local Chevrolet dealer to ensure Android and MyLink play nice together.
“Thanks to the hard work and determination of our engineering team, Chevrolet consumers who use Android phones will not have to compromise when choosing which MyLink system meets their needs – both the seven-inch and eight-inch systems will offer Android Auto capability,” said Alan Batey, president GM North America and Global Chevrolet. “We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners.”
Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced 14 of its models would support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, more than any other automotive brand. The vehicles range from the most affordable 2016 Chevrolet Spark, and climb to the performance icon, the 2016 C7 Corvette Z06.
Users will need to be running Android Lollipop 5.0 or greater to use Android Auto in their Chevrolet vehicle, and must have compatible apps downloaded prior to engaging the interface.