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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Google's Android Auto Compatibility Check Tool Doesn't Seem To Work

Google has set up an online tool for checking if your smartphone is compatible to work with Android Auto. The link needs to be accessed from your smartphone's browser where it will tell you the status of your device by running a hardware and software check.

Unfortunately, the tool doesn't seem to work very well. According to multiple reports, the response received from the check was not consistent with test results. For example, smartphones that ARE compatible with Android Auto were being reported as incompatible.

More details are below.

To use Android Auto, you need a smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later and a compatible head unit or vehicle. To check whether your smartphone is capable of Android Auto, you will need to visit this link from it...

The link appears to be broken at the moment with the following 404 error message appearing...

The website Android Central reported last month that the tool worked incorrectly by reporting compatible phones as incompatible. The phones they tested were the Nexus 6, Moto X 2014, HTC One M9 and HTC One M8. Those phones reportedly work without issues with Android Auto. They also posted this picture...

Source: Android Central

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