Android Auto finally supports wireless, as long as you

We knew it was going to arrive, and now it's here, at least for a certain number of phones: Android Auto works wirelessly, as long as you have a compatible main unit installed in your car and a phone with the name of Pixel or Nexus attached.

So far, you have had to connect your Android phone to the main unit with a cable to enjoy everything that Android Auto has to offer, a very important restriction in this era of wireless connectivity.

you have a Pixel phone, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, everything should happen wirelessly and automatically once you turn on your car, according to a message from Google. You can even leave your phone in your pocket or in your purse.

Step by step

Headphones compatible with this type of functionality are already available, such as Kenwood and JVC, with more to do. It will not work with all Android Auto car drives, and Google says that until now the feature has only been enabled in North America.

Even with those warnings and limited device support, it's encouraging to see that Android Auto eventually turns wireless. It is a pity that none of the Pixel or Nexus phones is compatible with wireless charging, since then it really is good to place the phone on a stand and forget about it, but step by step …

With Google I / O Developer conference scheduled for May, we're likely to hear more about Google's plans for its in-car entertainment solution. If you do not have a compatible head unit in your car, you can run Android Auto on your phone as an application.

Via The Verge