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BMW's update with wireless Android Auto is rolling out

You may need to visit a dealership to get it.
Richard Lawler,
July 29, 2020
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At the end of last year BMW announced plans to add wireless Android Auto support on several of its vehicles, and according to , the update is now available. BMW announced it would arrive in July for vehicles using version 7.0 of its operating system, and while they weren’t able to snag it over-the-air, prompting the dealer for an update during a visit got the correct software installed.

One wrinkle to be aware of is that this support works only via wireless, so not every Android phone can make it happen (Google’s is made up mostly of Nexus, Pixel and Samsung devices). That said, they report it worked well with only a few hitches, which is similar to with improved CarPlay support on this version of the software. For owners curious about how it will all work out, BMW has put together a demo video (below), and it should be more widely available soon.

Update: Per BMW, these are the vehicles that will support Android Auto.

365体育官方网站2021 Vehicles featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility:

  • 2 Series Gran Coupe

  • 3 Series

  • 4 Series

  • 5 Series

  • 7 Series

  • 8 Series

  • X3 / X4

  • X5 / X6

  • X7

  • 365体育官方网站Z4 Roadster

 

365体育官方网站Existing vehicles which are eligible for the Android Auto over the air update include(must have Live Cockpit Professional):

  • 365体育官方网站2020 2 Series Gran Coupe

  • 2019+ 3 Series

  • 365体育官方网站2020 7 Series

  • 365体育官方网站2019+ 8 Series

  • 2019+ X5

  • 2020 X6

  • 2019+ X7

  • 365体育官方网站2019+ Z4 Roadster

 

Vehicles not currently eligible for Android Auto compatibility:

  • 365体育官方网站2 Series Coupe / Convertible  / M2

  • Pre-2021 4 Series

  • 365体育官方网站Pre-2021 5 Series

  • X1 / X2

  • 365体育官方网站Pre-2021 X3 / X4

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