Wireless Android Auto is live for Google Pixel and Nexus phones

Wireless Android Auto is live for Google Pixel and Nexus phones

Back at this year's CES, JVC and Kenwood showed off seven auto head units with Wireless Android Auto, even though phones weren't ready for the feature.

Google has updated Android Auto for users of the latest Nexus and Pixel devices, Now, the feature supports wireless connectivity, this means that users of the Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel 2XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X can now connect their phones to an Android Auto wireless vehicle kit. You can even leave your phone in your pocket or your bag.

A member of the Android Auto team confirmed that the feature is now available, and he linked to a new support page that outlines the requirements for devices to support wireless connections to compatible head units. After the first wired pairing, wireless functionality will work automatically.


Soon you'll be able to kiss that cable goodbye, if you have a Google Phone and Android Auto 3.1.

"Additional device support will be coming in the future", the company said in the announcement post. It's a pity that none of the Pixel or Nexus phones support wireless charging, as then you really good set your phone up on a mount and forget about it, but one step at a time.

Support for more vehicle head units and displays will roll out in the future, Google said.

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