Good news for owners of 2016 Corvettes (and certain other Chevy products) who want to hook up their Android phones to their new vehicles.
Chevrolet has just announced that dealers finally have the software for updating eight-inch MyLink systems with Android capability.
Owners should be hearing from Chevy soon on how to get the free update, which is expected to take about a half-hour at their dealer.
“We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.
The update doesn’t affect vehicles with seven-inch MyLink systems, which already include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
Chevy boasts that it offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in more models than any other manufacturer, ranging from the 2016 Spark to the Corvette Z06. Also included in the 14 models are Malibu (except Limited), Impala, Volt, Camaro, Corvette Stingray, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, and Suburban.
Chevrolet claims that it’s easy to use either application in compatible models. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen shows up when a phone isn’t connected, then changes to show either CarPlay or Android Auto depending on the kind of phone that is connected via USB.
Before the software update, though, Android users had been left in the cold for the past few months when it came to using their phones in their new cars. You’ll have to be running at least Android Lollipop 5.0 to connect, Chevy says.
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