Chevrolet Confirms Android Auto Update Forthcoming15
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.
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Nice that Google is finally able to make its clone of CarPlay work well enough that GM can roll out support. 🙂
BTW, Alan Batey’s quote seems to contradict the “officially be supported through the eight-inch variant” lead. Which is accurate?
I think it’s more Apple following Google’s lead these days.
Android Auto was first, it made into an Audi in 2014 as a demo first and the Hyundai put it in production models . Android Auto also had more than twice as many Auto manufacturers as partners on board at that time .
This article contradicts what I’ve read previously , that being Android Auto only being available to 2016 models and up. In fact from what I’ve read the 8″ screen in my 2015 Silverado is not compatible and an upgraded and higher quality one is provided for newer vehicles that can run Android Auto.
Perhaps these updates are for 2016 models that are already or about to be sold, the article really doesn’t specify that pre 2016 models can get it yet the way it’s worded you would think so.
Only on 2016MY cars, right?
I confirmed that the 2016 Chevrolet SS is NOT supported for this CarPlay and Android Auto update. (It was not in the press release, but I asked anyway, and got a reply from Afaf Farah.)
Will there be any way possible to upgrade the 2015 Chevy Impala to Android Auto?
Same question here also
Same here !
I have a 2014 Cruz and it will be able to get Android Auto update from dealer, third week of April, dealership told me
did you get the software upgrade?my email is [email protected] let me know please i have a 204 as well thnks
My understanding is that the update is for the 2016 models that shipped before Android Auto was ready to install.
It would be great if my 2015 Spark could get a software upgrade to the Android Auto seeing as I use that and it would be great for me to have access to my 7 inch screen using Google Maps. I really don’t want to pay $60 for using a third party app when I have everything I need on my phone and could be helpful with my drive. If a chip upgrade is necessary and affordable then I’d pony up the $$$’s for that.
My understanding is that 2015 models lack more than the necessary software, you need the upgraded touch screen as well although I don’t know why the current one wouldn’t do. So, if that’s the case then the entire unit needs to be replaced and that would be expensive.
Why don’t any of the California dealers know about the update? All that I have talked to deny that there is any update.