Chevrolet has announced today that its dealers in the country now have the software to update 8 inch MyLink systems to Android Auto in select 2016 model year vehicles. Customers can only get this update through Chevy dealers so they will have to take their car in whether they like it or not. Owners of 2016 model year Chevrolet vehicles will soon receive communication on how to receive the free Android Auto update for their cars.
Android Auto is the extension of Google’s mobile platform in the car. The user interface has been designed and developed by Google so Android users will be right at home.
Chevrolet models that have the 7 inch MyLink systems already include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability so they don’t require any new updates. CarPlay has already been integrated with the 7 and 8 inch systems in select vehicles since the start of the 2016 model year.
U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Brian Sweeney said: “We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners.”
To use Android Auto you will require an Android smartphone running version 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Apps compatible with the platform need to be downloaded on the phone first before they can be used in the car. Updates for compatible Chevrolet models will take about 30 minutes at the dealership.