After Google’s recent rollout of the Android Auto Wireless feature, Kenwood confirmed that this feature will also be available on other devices which have Android P. This was announced in a press release a few weeks after Google’s announcement. Prominent devices, currently running this feature include Google Pixels (both first and second gen) as well as Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones.
Now more recently an update has been offered by Kenwood. Apparently Google has confirmed to them, the support for Android Auto Wireless for devices with Android 8.
Kenwood’s exact addendum from the press release is as follows:
“In our press release below, we indicated that future smartphones would require Android 9.0 OS to be compatible with KENWOOD multimedia receivers that feature Wireless Android Auto™. Google has informed us that, in addition to 9.0 devices, the company is working with several smartphone manufacturers to bring wireless compatibility to devices with Android 8.0 OS. According to Google, this compatibility will be available on select non-Google smartphones soon.”
However, it is not known yet which smartphone manufacturers are currently interested in, getting on-board Google’s Android Auto Wireless bandwagon.