Until now, the only smartphones that would work with Google’s Android Auto Wireless feature were Pixel and Nexus models. Now several Samsung Galaxy phones can finally benefit from the wireless connection to Android Auto so users can keep their phones in their pockets and still enjoy an Android Auto connection to the radio, according to Android Police.
The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, S9/S9+, and S10/S10+ as well as the Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, and Note 10 will now work with Android Auto Wireless, according to a Google support document update, said Android Police.
We’ll look to get confirmation from car radio suppliers offering the feature later today.
Update: Kenwood’s Seth Halstead confirmed that Google’s support site has posted an updated list of phones that work with Android Auto Wireless, which includes Samsung S8 and higher phones–https://support.google.com/androidauto/answer/6348019?hl=en&ref_topic=6348027
“The great news for our customers is that on all of our JVC and KENWOOD wireless Android Auto ready receivers, which carried back to supported models shipped last year, the receivers are already ready to go, and it is just the supported phone’s themselves that need to have the phone and AA app updated,” he said.