In the recent years, most of the mainstream auto makers are trying hard to include technology as much as possible in their cars including Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Google has now announced that Smartphones with Android 11 will be able to connect wireless on all the cars which is compatible with Android Auto.
Android Auto require 5GHz WiFi compatibility in your Android 11 running smartphone
Both Android Auto and Apple Car Play are very useful while driving, you need to simply plug in your phone for charge. It will mirror the phone screen to your car’s touch screen to make it easier for navigation, selecting your favorite music from Spotify App.
Now Google has quietly updated their FAQ page, with the Android 11 any device with 5GHz WiFi supported can wirelessly connect to your car. Earlier, the feature was only limited to Google Pixel smartphones with Android 10 and limited Samsung smartphones.
Google has specifically mentioned that the EU users may find their phones incompatible even with running Android 11, as the EU has some regulatory requirements to use 5GHz WiFi in cars. Also few countries like Russia and Japan won’t support the Android Auto wireless feature.
The announcement of Android Auto wireless support came way back in 2018. Apart from the Android 11 OS update which is expected to roll out later this year, the auto manufacturer should also roll out the wireless compatibility to your vehicle. Currently automakers such as Ford and BMW offers wireless support which was announced last year that their previous and upcoming vehicle will have the capability.
Now we need the manufacturers to include wireless charging in vehicles as standard to go completely wireless.