As reported on the Chevrolet website, the company is making good on its promise to roll out Android Auto for 16 of the models that are set to be released on 2016. The models fitted with the 7-inch MyLink system should be able to use Android Auto once deliveries are taken on the vehicle.
Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet, says that both the seven-inch and eight-inch systems will offer the Android Auto capability. But the 2016 Chevrolet models with the 8-inch MyLink system have until March of next year to be able to receive the update.
The list of vehicles that will get the Android Auto update include the following models: Impala, Volt, Suburban, Colorado, Corvette, and the 2016 Chevy Cruze. This article from Chevrolet detailing the Android Auto release has the complete list of models.
Customers are required to visit their dealership for them to receive the software update before the Android Auto can be used. Batey makes a comment on this, saying that they are working with dealers in order to make the update process quick and easy for customers who are interested in getting Android Auto for their Chevrolet vehicles.
If the customer decides to switch from an Android to an iPhone, utilizing the operating systems won’t be difficult since all they need to do is plug in either model of the phone into the USB port and the software will automatically launch the right user interface.
According to Mashable, Android Auto requires a Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher, while Apple users will need an iPhone 5 or higher for CarPlay.
Many are impressed at how the Chevrolet company is showing great dedication to outfit their cars with the latest in Android softwares and don’t mind the six-month wait to get it.