BMW finally adding Android Auto in 2020

The feature will be available for vehicles with the BMW Operating System 7.0 or newer.

BMW has finally promised to roll out Android Auto support starting next year.

The feature will provide improved integration of smartphone features for owners of certain Android devices, allowing drivers to view phone information on both the infotainment display, digital instrument cluster, and head-up display. The system will also support Google Assistant for managing navigation, communication and other capabilities.

BMW's Android Auto implementation will be shown for the first time at CES 2020 before rolling out in 20 countries starting in July for vehicles equipped with BMW Operating System 7.0 or higher.

The luxury automaker has been among the last hold-outs for Android Auto after initially focusing on Apple CarPlay, which had been offered via a fee before the company decided to follow rivals and offer the feature for free.

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