Most Android 11 Phones Will Have Wireless Android Auto Features

Published on August 31, 2020
Image Credit: [BMW]

When Android 11 comes out, your phone will more than likely be able to use wireless Android Auto. An update to Google’s Android Auto’s FAQ page was spotted by 9to5Google. They noticed that nearly all devices with Android 11 will get the feature that allows Android phones to connect to in-car entertainment systems sans wires.

Keep in mind, the phone must support 5GHz WiFi in order for this to work. The good thing is, most modern smartphones do. So you will more than likely be able to make use of the new feature as long as you have a compatible car. Some brand new low-end devices still don’t have 5Ghz compatible Wi-Fi chips, so age is not the only factor, here.

Mountain View launched its wireless mode for Android Auto in 2018, but since then, support for wireless Android Auto has been sparse. Other than your automaker needing to have implemented the feature, you also had to have a compatible phone, which for the longest time was only Pixel and Nexus devices. Samsung did, however, release an update in 2019 that gave its high-end devices the ability to connect to Android Auto. On the vehicle front, just a few manufacturers support it at the time of this writing, namely Ford and BMW.

Featured Image Credit: [BMW]

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